GRADE – Gruppo amici dell’Ematologia
FRIENDS OF HEMATOLOGY GROUP
Friendship is a wonderful reason
A great story of a useful and medical fundraising
Grade is an acronym, for Gruppo Amici Dell’Ematologia, that can be translated in Friends of Hematology Group. Born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, 26 years ago, it became a non-profit Foundation, with the mission to operate for a narrow cooperation among the medical personnel, the patients and the community as a whole, to improve the scientific research, the assistance and the quality of life for the patients and their families. Friends of Hematology Group is a great experience of humanity, charity, kindness, and support. More than being a simple association GRADE represents a a working model all over the world, that can be applied not only to hematological patients and their families, but to every kind of disease, and a reference for several (oppure different) kind of National Health Service (NHS).
The relationship with the patients has been, from the beginning, the core of our daily work, and is now the core of a variety of projects. Our mission is: keeping persons’s hope alive to come back to a normal quality of life.
The CORE Project, a model of crowdfunding
Friends of Hematology Group has been undertaking in a great and astonishing crowdfunding to build the CO.RE, the Oncologic-Hematological Centre near the Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in Reggio Emilia. The crowdfunding started in 2009, and it collected 2.230.000 Euros. This project is now a wonderful reality, because it will open in May, 2016, during the extraordinary Mercy Jubilee, announced by Pope Francis. The Jubilee could be a good reason to come here, at Reggio Emilia, and visit our Centre for anyone interested in our work for the Italian NHS.
The Building to open on May, 28th, 2016
The building, 15.500 square metres, and six floors, will lodge:
- Hematology Ward
- Oncology Ward
- Digestive Endoscopy Ward
- Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Oncologic Medicine
- Antiblastic Central
- Day hospital, laboratories and doctors’s offices
- Places for services
The Goals of GRADE Onlus Foundation
- Supporting hospital activities into the Hematology Ward of Santa Maria Nuova Hospital
- Developing innovative research and assistance projects
- Improving Oncohematologic patients’ quality of life.