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Donate to type 1 diabetes matched-funding campaign

Type 1 diabetes is currently incurable, can be life-threatening, and, unlike type 2, can't be prevented through better diet and lifestyle choices. In 2015, the disease claimed 800 Australian lives.

Professor Bernie Tuch has been searching for a cure for more than 40 years. He’s getting close to it with the help of the unlikely combination of stem cells and seaweed.

With your support, the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia wants to help fund Bernie’s research and bring this life-changing treatment to clinical trials.

The Foundation is aiming to provide $1 million in funding for this project and will match, dollar-for-dollar, every donation made. Donations must be at least $500 and the total of donations made cannot exceed $500,000.

If you would like your donation to be targeted specifically to this initiative, please use the online payment function in this section and send us an email noting the donation amount and date, and stating that it's for diabetes research. We will then match the amount you've donated and send the total amount to Professor Bernie Tuch and the Australian Diabetes Research Foundation.

Read more about Bernie's research.