Where do my donations go?

When you donate to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute you enable life-saving research into heart disease. Your donation is critical in progressing our vital research projects such as;

Why is heart research so crucial?

Medical research is the only way to help find cures and prevent diseases. Research has the potential to save millions of lives around the globe and to help pave the way for future generations.

At Australia's home of heart research, we have one vision, one focus, one goal - to solve the unsolved to stop heartbreak happening to you.

How are my donations used?

Diagram explaining where the donation go. These funds are used towards the day to day running of our work and in fundraising activities. This is so important to the institute as it ensures we have consistent cash flow to fund our numerous long term research projects.

How have donations helped so far?

Thanks to you and donors like you, for over 25 years the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute has been able to make a multitude of incredible breakthroughs which are changing the way people with heart disease are cared for around the globe. Below you will find details on our top 4 blockbuster research breakthroughs.

Infographic with our major discoveries from 2014 to 2018

Every dollar counts!

The only reason our scientists have been able to forge ahead, make discoveries, solve the unsolved and save lives is because we have ongoing support from wonderful people - be it through one-off donations, regular giving, leaving a bequest in their will, major organisation or philanthropic gifts, or fundraising - it all helps! And remember, all donations over $2 are tax deductible, as we are a Registered Charity with DGR status.

How will my donation be used to fight heart disease?

$25 could grow a flask of stem cells to help us understand the electrical activity in the heart.

$100 could enrol one family into our research program for childhood heart disease, to help discover the causes of birth defects in babies.

$100 could feed our colony of zebrafish for a month! This is so important as our scientists are studying zebrafish to explore the potential of self healing in humans.

$200 could help screen someone for the risk of arrhythmia or irregular heart beats.

$1,500 could determine the DNA sequence of a child with congenital heart disease.

$1,500 could purchase one month's supply of lab materials to investigate the regenerative powers of cardiac stem cells.

Have a donation query or want to learn more about how you can support us? Visit our Donor FAQs.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute - The Home of Heart Research for 30 Years