The Spinal Cord Society New Zealand

The Spinal Cord Society New Zealand received $1,782 to purchase office supplies to continue their work to discover a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

The grant will cover the cost of a new work station, including a computer, desk and office chair, for a research technician who is returning from maternity leave.

It also means the Type 1 Diabetes Stem Cell Research Project team will have two technicians working to help find a cure for the disease.

New Zealand ranks in the top 10-percent of countries with the highest risk of Type 1 Diabetes in the world, and allowing two research technicians to work full-time will help progress the research at a much faster rate, and get the organisation closer to finding a cure.