How your donations are helping

Trauma research works. It saves lives. But it’s desperately underfunded. Funding has helped to double trauma survival rates in the last five years in London alone.

Imagine how many more lives you could help to save in the next five years. 

Trauma research gets less than 1% of medical research funding - less than skin conditions such as eczema - despite being one of the UK's biggest killers.

This appeal is supporting The Royal London Hospital's Major Trauma Centre and Queen Mary's Centre for Trauma Sciences. The donations we receive will be used to fund research, innovation and care to save the lives of thousands of people who suffer trauma, and improve the outcome for those who do survive. 

Help fund projects like this

Your donations will make such a big difference:

£10 could help fund a research project examining how to reduce major bleeding after severe injury.
£30 could pay for an hour of research by one of our trauma scientists.
£100 could help provide essential tools for trauma scientists to carry out their lifesaving work.

 

Some of the projects in need of funding:

Reducing the number of patients bleeding to death, the leading cause of preventable death from trauma
Examining how to avoid multiple organ failure
Researching how the immune system could help defend the body
Trialling treatments for traumatic brain injury

 

A message from Professor Karim Brohi

Trauma is a growing issue and we are now faced with tackling the challenge of an increasing number of cases in London year on year. Every day in London, a severely injured person survives traumatic injury that would have died 10 years ago. This is only because of the advancements in trauma research and care that have been made to date. 

There is so much more we need to do to reduce death from trauma and improve the quality of life for those that survive."

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