Gesture of solidarity from the Rotary

On March 23 IBBL (Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg) was handed a €1,500 cheque by the Rotary Club Junglinster and Syrdall as a gesture of solidarity and recognition.

Cheque presentation by the Rotary Club Junglinster and Syrdall to Marc Vandelaer, IBBL’s CEO, in the presence of Catherine Larue, LIH’s CEO

Cheque presentation by the Rotary Club Junglinster and Syrdall to Marc Vandelaer, IBBL’s CEO, in the presence of Catherine Larue, LIH’s CEO

On that occasion the Rotary members first took a tour of the institute and familiarised with its activities. A visit of the laboratories and the storage area for the biological samples were also on the agenda.

“It’s a pleasure for us, Rotarians, to be able to contribute with a small financial assistance to enhancing the health care sector in Luxembourg. It is an integral part of our Rotary members’ ‘genes’”, comments Claudine Erpelding, President of the RC Junglinster and Syrdall.

“We are honoured and grateful towards the Rotary Club for its generosity. This support recognises the importance of the biobank in the field of biomedical research and rewards all the efforts made by a passionate team”, welcomes Marc Vandelaer, IBBL’s CEO ad interim.

The kind support of the Rotary Club Junglinster and Syrdall contributed to the attribution of a multi-application centrifuge, which significantly enhanced IBBL’s efficiency in terms of PBMC isolation.

The Rotary is a worldwide organisation that aspires to an international understanding, goodwill and peace, and whose members voluntarily commit to improving the living conditions for every citizen. In the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Rotary organisation combines 14 clubs from all over the country. Founded in 2014, the Rotary Club Junglinster and Syrdall uses its dynamism and open mindedness for the sake of the Luxembourgish population, including in the health care sector.

 

For more information about the RC Junglinster and Syrdall, please visit the following website: http://junglinster-et-syrdall.rotary1630.org/.