The Malta Independent 27 May 2024, Monday
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LifeCycle Malta Foundation present €25,000 donation to RIDT in support of kidney research at UM

Monday, 22 April 2024, 12:06 Last update: about 2 months ago

On Tuesday 16 April 2024, the LifeCycle Malta Foundation presented a donation of €25,000 to RIDT in support of kidney research at the University of Malta.

"This donation will guarantee the ongoing research in polycystic kidney disease (PKD), a genetic, inherited disorder which causes cyst clusters to develop," the University of Malta said in a statement.

"This leads to an enlargement of the kidneys which makes the kidneys lose their function over time. The donation was presented by Alan Curry to the Rector of the University of Malta Prof. Alfred J. Vella, in the presence of Prof. Edith Said, PhD researcher Natalie Ciantar, Prof. Jean Calleja Agius, Prof. Emanuel Farrugia, Head of Department of Anatomy, Dr Christian Zammit and RIDT CEO Wilfred Kenely."

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The LifeCycle Malta Foundation has been supporting renal patients for over twenty years. It was founded in 1999 to create awareness and generate support for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease. The LifeCycle Malta Foundation mission has always been to raise awareness about renal disease, raise funds for the treatment of renal patients and promote research into the causes and possible cures for renal failure.

"This donation is a continued commitment by the LifeCycle Malta Foundation in supporting RIDT. In fact they have been supporting RIDT with regular donations for the past 10 years and to date have donated more than €200,000 towards kidney research."

 


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