We welcome regular donations to the Heart Centre for Children because for as little as $5 per week you will make a huge difference to the services that we provide and/or the research that we do. Plus you can nominate where your donation goes, to make sure it is being used to support the work that you care about.
Donated funds in 2013 have allowed us to purchase a new holter monitor, for example, which allows us to record a child's heart rhythm over a 24-hour period. This is important for kids who have an abnormal rhythm that only shows up once or twice a day, such as when they are running around the playground or while they're asleep. We can analyse the electrical activity, allowing us to diagnose certain conditions and then provide treatment. This is important in many cases of heart disease, one of which is Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome. For more information about WPW, read Luke's story.
To find out more about making regular donations or how else you can help, call the Heart Centre Manager on (02) 9845 3043 or email us via our contact page.