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Help us take the next step so that RVCL-S patients can have a future!

Why support our research?

Our research team at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) is one of the few groups studying RVCL-S world wide. RVCL-S is a hereditary disorders of the blood vessels and many aspects are still unknown. Patients with RVCL-S often develop visual impairment, complaints due to damage of the kidney and liver and complaints associated with brain damage, such as strokes, psychiatric complaints, neurological deficits and dementia.

Our goal is to find a treatment for RVCL-S.

You can assist us in our efforts!

RVCL-S patients know that they will die prematurely. Moreover, most patients will depend completely on other people during the last years of their life. The disease also has a great impact on the family of patients. Not only must they witness their loved ones decline, children of RVCL-S patients also have a 50% chance of inheriting the disease. More research is needed to take steps towards developing a cure. With your support we can make these steps more quickly.

At the LUMC we conduct both fundamental and clinical research into RVCL-S.

More information about our research can be found here.

And more information about RVCL-S can be found here.

I want to support research into RVCL-S!

We kindly thank you for considering supporting our research!

Depending on where you are located supporting our research can be done in different ways. To help you support our research we ask that you contact us so that we can assist. Contact us by the contact form on this website or sent an email to