As the ALS association is supportive of embryonic stem cell research, we as Catholics ought not to support it, especially when there are morally acceptable alternatives. The John Paul II Medical Research Institute is just that, a morally acceptable alternative to the ALS Association.
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The John Paul II Medical Research Institute (JP2MRI) is excited to kick off 2014 with a One Million Dollar Capital Campaign Drive to start the process of developing adult stem cell therapies. The JP2MRI focuses on regenerative medicine in which adult stem cells will be used to treat patients with chronic diseases like cancer, pulmonary disease and neurodegenerative disorders. Seventy-five percent of healthcare costs are due to chronic diseases, with many of these conditions lacking any medical cures. Adult stem cells have the potential to repair damaged organs, which in return would decrease healthcare costs and restore an improved quality of life for patients. Before the Institute can initiate adult stem cell clinical trials, the FDA requires that adult stem cells need to be manufactured in a “clean room” or sterile room.
The cost to build and initiate the operation is anticipated to be 1 million dollars. Funds raised from the One Million Dollar Capital Campaign Drive will be used to help build the clean room, lease additional laboratory space, hire scientific personnel and purchase necessary laboratory equipment to develop adult stem cell therapies.
The John Paul II Medical Research Institute is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. Your gift to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal tax purposes as permitted by law. The support of donors is at the heart of advancing research and education at John Paul II Medical Research Institute. Your generous donations enable our staff of physicians, scientists, and researchers to advance cutting edge basic and clinical research in adult and umbilical cord stem cell research that reflects pro-life values.
Our donors have an opportunity to help find better treatments for cardiopulmonary disease, neuromuscular disease, cancer and other conditions that could benefit from adult and umbilical cord stem cells.
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John Paul II Medical Research Institute
540 E. Jefferson St.
Iowa City, IA 52245