Traumatic injury can happen to anyone. Trauma kills more people globally than malaria, HIV and TB combined.
Will you help save lives?
Why we need your help
Research saves lives. Your support funds this research. And your support is needed to ensure we can carry on this research, to continue saving lives.
Who you’ll be helping
Today some patients are dying from injuries but clinicians don’t always know why. We have an enormous opportunity to save more lives through greater understanding of trauma.
Staff in our Centre for Trauma Sciences are working tirelessly to deliver the best outcomes for more trauma patients, worldwide.
Our work is contributing to reductions in deaths from trauma in the UK.
But together we can do even more. Together we can change lives.Donate now
Traumatic injury can happen to anyone – Anna never expected it.
Anna was hit by a motorbike while walking to work. At the scene, she was given only a 10% chance of survival.
She suffered bleeding on the brain, skull fractures, a punctured lung, and a host of other injuries.
But she survived. And in some style – running the London Marathon two years later, fundraising for the trauma staff that saved her life.
“The reason I’m here today is them. And I mean the whole team – from the trauma coordinator who helped put my mum up in a local hotel, to the surgeons who operated on me. They’re extraordinary.”
100% of your gift supports world-leading research to help patients like Anna:Donate now
Your support is making the difference, every day
With your support we can provide breakthroughs like:
New supplements to stem blood loss
Blood loss accounts for half of all trauma deaths. Our research in London with experts from around the world is making breakthroughs in new ways to stem major blood loss.
Protective agents for brain and spinal cord tissue
To help minimise effects from a second wave of damage, typically seen after serious injury.
Helping to prevent organ failure
Organ failure is a common and serious issue for patients who survive initial trauma. Research helps us discover agents that could keep hearts, livers and other organs working.