Thank you for your invaluable contribution to medical research.
The Michael Tynan Memorial Challenge and the 50th Anniversary Charity Ball will make an important difference to doctors, nurses and scientists who are saving lives and improving lives.
The St George and Sutherland Medical Research Foundation is supporting seven urgent and critical pieces of work. Your support means you have contributed directly to the research – and for that we thank you!
The research projects are varied and exciting in their possibility. You supported work in the following areas:
· Septicaemia – life-threatening ‘blood poisoning’ is a danger to all of us;
· Blood clots – this life-threatening problem is more common than you would think and can lead to stroke, heart attack and death.
· Temperature control in acute brain injury – our hospitals are leading the world in this research, which aims at better outcomes for people;
· Swallow disorders – this important piece of work helps improve the lives of people who develop swallowing problems, often as a side-effect of cancer treatment;
· The importance of exercise on chemotherapy patients – a project that aims to understand the positive impacts of exercise on people undertaking chemotherapy;
· Treating acute sciatica – back pain is a debilitating and common problem. This project is a first look at treating acute back pain, before it becomes chronic;
· The role of mast cells on a range of inflammatory diseases – this is a wide-ranging study dealing with inflammatory problems ranging from asthma to irritable bowel disease and cardio vascular issues.
So, you are definitely making a difference.
The doctors, nurses and scientists who lead these medical research projects are truly grateful for your support.