Enduring Hearts is a non-profit charity that awards operating grants to established members of academic staff at universities, transplant centers and research institutes for research projects in organ transplantation. We fund research to increase the longevity of organ transplants, with a priority towards pediatric transplant recipients and a preference of research that benefits vital organs such as the heart.
Enduring Hearts approves its first research grant of approximately $25,000 to Emory University & Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The research will take a look at the Chimerism of Cardiac Myocytes in a Transplanted Heart with a focus on assessing the participation of host (recipient) in the caridac regenerative process of the transplanted heart by qualifying the degree of chimerism.
By Michael Prince, Photographer
Through my camera’s lens, I’ve seen a little bit of everything. I’ve worked in China, India, Africa, South America and Europe. I’ve photographed an auto factory in Argentina, a rice paddy in India, a waterfall in Costa Rica and a malaria clinic in Zambia. I’ve taken pictures of Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Oprah and, yes, Justin Beiber.
But by far the most intense and emotionally challenging project I’ve ever done was the 19 days I spent at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta….
Imagine the parents, the family, and the friends of a 3 year old child having just received a heart transplant being faced with a 1 in 4 chance of requiring another heart transplant within 5 years. No child, parent, family or friend should have to face such a harsh reality!
Research is ongoing to develop technology and medicine that will help improve these odds.
The mission of Enduring Hearts is to enhance lives by funding research to increase the longevity of heart transplants. The results of the funded research projects will contribute to the knowledge about many aspects of the clinical and scientific transplantation, e.g. the mechanisms of long-term organ deterioration, the consequence of tissue injury and the opportunities to intervene in these processes.
5 years after a heart transplant:
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration)
As of May 3, 2013, there were 3,507 candidates on the waiting list for a heart. 135 of those are waiting for a repeat transplant.
Your financial gift will support “Enhancing lives and increasing the longevity of heart transplants“
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By telephone – 678-306-6601
Make check/money order payable to: Enduring Hearts
3600 Dallas Hwy, Suite 230
Marietta, GA 30064