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Mission: The BAS promotes research and education into male-specific disorders.
Results benefit men of all ages, from cryopreservation of sperm from young men undergoing chemotherapy, to development of better technologies for in vitro fertilization, to reconstructive surgery following injury, to prostate cancer and treatment of the ageing male.
There are many ways you can support the work of the BAS, but one of the most effective is to donate to us or fundraise on our behalf. Donations can be Gift-Aided as BAS is a Registered Charity #1155502. You can do this directly via paypal here:
Donations of any size are welcome. To give you an idea what certain amounts can help us do:
- £100 subsidises a student or postdoc at a conference
- £1,000 provides one or several airfares for invited conference speakers
- £10,000 sponsors a entire conference/symposium or a 6 month research studentship
- £50,000 helps support a PhD studentship or postdoc in a research laboratory or clinic.
- £100,000+ is sufficient to support and resource a specific research programme for a number of years.
Areas currently in need of funding include:
- retrieval and cryopreservation of spermatozoa from men with severe pelvic injuries (e.g. IED injured servicemen)
- Male cancers such as those of testis and prostate and their management
- new techniques for selecting undamaged spermatozoa for ‘ICSI’ injection into eggs
- research into testicular dysfunction leading to absence or low sperm numbers
- reconstructive surgery for blockages in the testis, vas deferens or prostate
- effects of declining androgens on the wellbeing of the ageing male
- Work on conservation and production of healthier farm animals where this relates to sperm storage
Depending on the level of donations received in any one year, funds will be used to support basic and clinical research in UK institutions in the form of studentships and fellowships.
A long-standing ethos of the BAS is to shorten the distance between the laboratory and the clinic by facilitating rapid transfer of information between scientists, andrologists and urologists at annual conferences. Donors can enable this process by sponsoring symposia and/or travel grants to invited speakers, members and PhD students. All grant money will be distributed strictly on the basis of peer review. Administrative costs within the BAS are very low as the society is run by a committee of active scientists and clinicians who are salaried staff at various UK universities, hospitals and research institutes. There are no permanent employees or rented premises.
To make a more substantial donation, or discuss a gift for a specific reason please feel free to contact us, we would welcome your support.