Invest in ME Research

UK/European Centre Excellence for ME

To establish a Centre of Excellence for ME that will facilitate clinical diagnosis and examinations, and translational biomedical research, and facilities to improve training of healthcare staff. This would act as a European hub for high-quality research into ME.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1114035)

Campaign target

£2,000,000

Amount raised

£13,510

Time left

299 days

Donations

153

  • A huge thanks for an excellent conference. I speak for all when I say how grateful we are for the work you're doing for all of us

    — L - an ME patient

  • A huge thanks for an excellent conference. I speak for all when I say how grateful we are for the work you're doing for all of us

    — L - an ME patient

Situation

People with ME need early and correct diagnosis, and fundamental research. The current status of services for people with ME and their families in the UK is poor with little knowledge or funding of current biomedical research and possible treatments being made available to patients or healthcare staff. This affects especially the young and severely affected, a group consisting of 25% of the ME patient population. The severely affected ME patients are mostly ignored by healthcare services

Solution

The Centre would facilitate correct examinations using modern diagnostic and clinical protocols. Follow-up examinations would provide all patients with a service/possible treatments. The Centre would perform translational biomedical research into ME using state-of-the-art research techniques and apply results from research more swiftly to patients. The Centre would be a UK/European hub for research. By locating in a research park then all facilities are already available.