I am delighted to be joining forces with The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation to raise funds that will support a Prince Charles Hospital researcher find ways to make human hearts and mechanical heart pumps work better together – and save lives.
Heart disease is Australia’s number one killer, and 90% of Australians carry the risk factors. Researchers at The Prince Charles Hospital are undertaking a range of projects to fight heart disease.
People who suffer from heart failure and in need of a transplant will often require a mechanical pump to be implanted while waiting a month or two or even a year for a new heart. Unfortunately there are people whose bodies reject the artificial pump and the risk of continued hospitalisation or death is higher.
To donate please call my office or visit https://thecommongood.org.au/nicole-bartnikowski
Update from Nicole 19 September 2016
About Nicole’s project May 2016 –
“Nicole’s project looks to understand why complications occur and develop ways the artificial device and the body can live in harmony until a new heart becomes available. This project has the potential to help people not only in Brisbane but around the world – and it all starts with a scholarship,” said Michael Hornby, CEO of The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.
Nicole Bartnikowski and the Mending Broken Hearts Team are doing amazing work fighting heart disease right here in Brisbane’s North. As a doctor and a former researcher at The Prince Charles Hospital I know how important it is to have the time to thoroughly investigate new techniques and technologies.
I’m proud to be working with the local community to help raise funds for local research that could have global reach.
Together with the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation we are striving to raise $10,000 between now and July 15 to fund Nicole’s research.
To donate to the project please call my office or follow this link https://thecommongood.org.au/nicole-bartnikowski
A huge thanks to Craig Woodhead and the team at Stafford’s Hobbyrama who recently made $500 donation to Nicole’s research.
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