Jim Bennett via Crowdrise
March 31, 2011
BENEFITING: RUTGERS UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION
Bring Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trials to the U.S.
JustADollarPlease.org is the fundraising project of the Spinal Cord Injury Network USA (SCINetUSA), the clinical trial network that was launched to test promising treatments for chronic spinal cord injury in the United States. SCINetUSA will organize, administer, train clinicians, and get approvals for the clinical trials. SCINetUSA is a partner with ChinaSCINet, the twenty-five center clinical trial network in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan where clinical trials have already started. In Honk Kong, 6 patient's spinal cords have been injected with umbilical cord blood and no adverse side-effects have been reported. Now we wait to see if regeneration occurs. We are raising money to bring these clinical trials to the United States.