Twenty donors from Lleida will visit IRBLleida as part of the La Marató TV3 Foundation program

The program Visit the research of La Marató invites citizens to know first-hand the fate of their donations and their efforts, through tours open to the public in research centers

A score of donors from La Marató de TV3 from the demarcation of Lleida will visit the Institute of Biomedical Research of Lleida Dr. Pifarré Foundation (IRBLleida) tomorrow, Tuesday 24th April. The visit will be carried out within the framework of the Visit the research program, which aims to bring the investigation closer to the public and make it known first hand about some of the projects promoted through the aid of La Marató de TV3.
The visit will begin at 10.30 in the IRBLleida, with a presentation of the program and the Institute. Afterwards, the participants will visit the laboratories and the different areas of the scientific institution, where researchers working on projects funded by La Marató de TV3 will explain what the research they carry out and how they have advanced in knowledge, the diagnosis and the treatment of the diseases studied. In addition, attendees can see live how the process of biomedical research works, from the laboratory to the application in patients, and know numerous facts and curiosities related to the research being done in Catalonia.

IRBLleida currently has six active projects funded by La Marató de TV3 in its editions of heart diseases (2014), neurodegenerative diseases (2013) and cancer (2012).

The program Visit the research of La Marató aims to bring everyone who wants the advances promoted by solidarity closer. The Foundation has distributed € 143,699,654 among 794 research projects that have been developed in scientific institutions, mainly in Catalonia, but also in Spain and other countries. In total, 7,300 researchers have directly benefited from financial support to continue carrying out their studies.

The visit is open to the media that want to continue their journey.

A group of donors saw the research in the IRBLleida in 2017