We are a group of undergraduate students from the University of Maryland, College Park who are looking to raise money for our research into blood substitutes. We are a diverse team consisting of different majors, tracks, and ideas. We are working in conjunction with the Gemstone Honors Program and our team mentor Dr. Allan Doctor to improve the accessibility of blood and organs to under supplied areas.
In the United States alone, a patient will require a transfusion of blood or platelets every two seconds. There is a great, unmet need for safe and effective blood substitutes in addition to increasing accessibility. Additionally, synthetic blood cells have the potential to play a role in the ex-vivo organ support by increasing its viability. There are thousands of patients awaiting organ transplants, and the list continues to grow without end.
How can the structure of a blood substitute be altered to improve its stability when subjected to a high-shear environment?
Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.
This donation will help cover the costs for our team to travel round trip from the lab in Baltimore City to College Park!
This donation will cover the cost for a week's supply of trips to and from the Baltimore City laboratory where we are doing our research!
This donation will help cover the costs for our team's general lab needs such as lab coats, goggles, pipettes, and gloves!
This donation will cover the cost for a month's supply of trips to and from the Baltimore City laboratory where we can improve the quality of donated organs with a blood substitute!
Our team is especially interested in attending local conferences. Your donation will support any expenses that we face in process of registering and attending the conference.