Manchester's search for a life-saving stroke treatment

735 donors have given to Manchester's search for a life-saving stroke treatment raising £63,748.

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Will you help us raise £100,000 to expand our stroke team and move closer to a breakthrough?

"Haemorrhagic stroke – or ‘brain haemorrhage’, as it’s often called, accounts for one in seven strokes, but there’s still no emergency treatment. In fact, you’re no more likely to survive a brain haemorrhage now than you were 30 years ago. With your support, we can find a life-saving treatment sooner.” 

- Professor Stuart Allan, Professor of Neuroscience

The last 30 years have seen so many breakthroughs. More people than ever are recovering from conditions like cancer and heart disease. But despite that progress, your odds of surviving a brain haemorrhage haven't improved.

A brain haemorrhage is a type of stroke, caused by a bleed inside the brain. There's no successful treatment. Here at Manchester we’re determined to find one.

By making a gift to this special appeal, you’ll help expand our stroke research team at a critical time. And by doing that, you could help your University find a life-saving brain haemorrhage treatment much sooner.

Supporting desperately-needed research

If you or someone you love have been affected by stroke, you’ll be aware that it can strike out of nowhere. And you’ll know the devastating effect it can have on your life.

Brain haemorrhages account for one in seven strokes – and lead to 40% of all stroke deaths. They claim millions of lives around the world every year.

An emergency treatment is desperately needed. Your gift today will provide urgent support to help Manchester researchers make progress towards a breakthrough much more quickly.

Expand Manchester's stroke research team

Here at Manchester, researchers like Professor Stuart Allan work with doctors from the UK's largest clinical stroke centre. It gives us a unique insight into how stroke affects patients – which we take back to the lab and use to guide our research.

We’re already exploring promising treatments – like the anti-inflammatory drug anakinra. It has potential to transform the way brain haemorrhages are treated, by reducing dangerous inflammation in the brain. But to get to that point, we need to carry out more research.

With an extra researcher on the team, we could do so much more. Your support will help expand our stroke research team and reach a breakthrough sooner.

Give today and help a Doctoral Researcher join our team

By giving today, you'll help a talented PhD student join our team as a Doctoral Researcher. They’ll help us learn more about how brain haemorrhages affect the brain. And they’ll develop new approaches in the lab which we can test out in the clinic.

But we need your help. To bring a skilled Doctoral Researcher on to the team we need to raise the £100,000 it will take to pay for their studentship and provide the resources they need to succeed. If you can, please make a gift – to help speed up our progress and move us closer to a breakthrough.

So please give what you can, and help Manchester researchers find a life-saving stroke treatment sooner.

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