Research is Miranda's
only hope

You can help those most at risk

Will you donate and help people like Miranda?

Miranda, her son | Heart Disease & Coronavirus

Miranda, now 37, had a heart transplant four and a half years ago because of cardiomyopathy.

Miranda is terrified that she might catch COVID-19 and die, leaving behind a life she’s fought hard for and her five year old son Harry, who needs his mum.

Because Miranda has had a heart transplant, she has to take medication that suppresses her immune system.

“Most worrying for me is catching the virus and my body not having the immune system to fight it. I’m afraid it would take my life”.

Because she is vulnerable, Miranda and her little boy are forcing themselves to stay in isolation until a vaccine or an effective treatment is found.

Until then, Miranda lives in fear. Research is her only hope.

Right now the scientists at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute are focusing their research efforts on helping people like Miranda.

We are currently working on the following COVID-19 projects and we urgently need your help:

1.       Discovering how the virus affects the health of people with known heart conditions. 

2.       Investigating potential side effects of medication that is currently being tested on patients. Some medications including immunosuppressant drugs can cause serious heart rhythm disturbances.

3.       We are also  collaborating with a number of hospitals around Australia to identify whether a cell treatment already known to work against other illnesses can combat critically ill patients who have contracted the disease.

Your donation today will help us learn more about the virus, its impact on the heart, and how to save lives through better treatments.

Make your donation via Paypal or via credit card in the form below.

Donate