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If you had money to donate to help find a cure for diabetes, how would you prefer to spend it?


Donate to a not-for-profit organization which would then fund research






Donate to a for-profit company that was making progress in an otherwise unfunded area, such as xenotransplantation






Donate to a not-for-profit organization that would lobby Congress to secure large increases in NIH funding for research












Total votes: 248


Federal Funding Chart

Sixteen million Americans suffer from diabetes. Approximately 20,000 Americans lose their eyesight each year because of diabetes. Approximately 60,000 Americans lose one or more limbs to amputation each year because of diabetes. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reported that a cure for diabetes could be within reach, if opportunities now being missed, were funded. Our Federal Government, through NIH, spends over 20 billion dollars per year researching cures for all diseases. AIDS receives over 2 billion dollars / year for research. This amounts to $2,700 per patient. Breast Cancer receives over 800 million dollars / year for research. This amounts to $340 per patient. Diabetes, which kills four times more people than AIDS and breast cancer combined receives 740 million dollars / year for research. This amounts to $47 per patient.

Based on this poll, most people would like to see money invested in not-for-profit cure-related research.

March 31, 2002

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