Small hearts need big help. This Christmas, donate to congenital heart disease research. 

Every child deserves a healthy start in life, sadly not all get one. Your gift could help change that. 

Ollie was born about nine to 10 weeks early and with a severely damaged heart. 

Thankfully Ollie is now four years old and doing well, but he still faces at least one more open heart surgery to repair his heart. 

Sadly, he is far from alone. A baby is born with congenital heart disease every four hours. 

What congenital heart disease research is being done at the Institute?

Key current research projects are:

  • Developing diagnostic tools to determine women who might be at risk of having a baby born with a heart defect due to deficiency in a molecule called NAD. 
  • Determining unknown genetic causes of heart defects. In a staggering eight out of 10 cases, the cause is unknown. 
  • Investigating other causes of heart defects like gestational hypoxia (lack of adequate oxygen supply to the embryo) and iron deficiency during pregnancy.
  • Using cutting-edge stem cell technology to uncover crucial links in hypoplastic left heart patients, one of the most fatal heart defects. 

How you can help

Your gift this Christmas will help us reach our goal of raising an additional $238,000 to ensure these potentially life-saving research projects can continue. 

Will you help small hearts like Ollie's and give generously today? 

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