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Life is special. Hospital staff, who deal with life and death on a daily basis, are well aware of this fact. And no-one likes to think of that day, whether they are patients or family members.


However, it is worth thinking about the way life will go on after we are gone. You can help make many lives more bearable, more pleasant or longer by including a legacy in your will. With this you ensure that someone is given an opportunity to lead a better and happier life than it is now.

Here are some of the outstanding scientific achievements of the doctors and scientists at UZ Brussel:


UZ Brussel and VUB researchers developed a new  treatment for melanoma, a serious form of skin cancer. Read more.


UZ Brussel scientists are the first to develop stem cells from embryos without destroying the embryos. Read more.


At present, UZ Brussel is working on a blood test for cancerdiagnosis. This kind of test is only available for the detection of lungcancer. Patients who are diagnosed in this way can receive specific treatments which can increase their life expectancy from an average of several years upto 10 years. These blood tests can also be used to diagnose other forms of cancer, many more lives will be saved. For instance, it will be possible to predict with greater accuracy whether breast cancer may recur. Read more.

By including a legacy in your will, you will help ensure that our story does not end, that our scientists and doctors are able to carry on with their groundbreaking research and save lives.

At www.testament.be, you will find all the information you require (in Dutch and French) to make a donation in your will. This website is a joint initiative by various charities and is intended to supply accurate and reliable information.

If you have any further questions, you can also contact Testament by phone at 0479 76 00 76.