Thousands of people’s lives are disrupted and affected by illness, disease and injury. Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital are working to discover and harness the power of human stem cells to rebuild, repair, and heal a wide range of medical issues. The promise of regenerative medicine is that it offers the potential to repair the heart after a heart attack, restore vision to the blind, reconnect a broken spinal cord, regenerate brain tissue after a stroke, repair damaged insulin-producing tissue in people with diabetes, and heal tissues damaged by severe infectious diseases.
- Dr. David Picketts
Running triggers production of a molecule that repairs the brain in animal models of neurodegenerative disease
Could stem cells heal premature lungs, fight infections, build muscles and strengthen bones?
- Dr. Lynn Megeney
How to trick your heart into thinking you exercise: cardiotrophin improves heart health and repairs damage in lab models
- Dr. Lauralyn McIntyre
Man survives severe infection after participating in world-first stem cell trial at The Ottawa Hospital
How you can help
We’re raising $15 million to expand the regenerative medicine research team and facilities.
You can donate online or download our donation form.
For more information, contact Jennifer Van Noort, Vice-President, Philanthropy and Leadership Giving, at 613-798-5555, ext. 16090, or [email protected]