We believe that pediatric heart transplants should last forever, and that no child should have an expiration date on their second chance at life. That is why we exist to give extraordinary heart transplant children and their families the best chance at living a beautifully ordinary childhood.
Why our work is necessary:
- A transplant is not a cure. The average heart transplant lasts only 17 years.
- One in four transplants will fail largely due to organ rejection. Of those who have another transplant, nearly half will not survive.
- Anti-rejection drugs and rejection detection procedures negatively affect their quality of life.
- Enduring Hearts is the only nonprofit solely dedicated to research that helps kids with heart transplants live longer, healthier lives.
- We fund the critical, yet often overlooked research needed to eliminate rejection, prevent life-threatening complications and reduce the risk that a second transplant will be needed.
Who our work will help:
- Babies born with congenital heart defects that cannot be surgically repaired and require a heart transplant.
- Children who experience end-stage heart failure through heart disease, infection, and Cardiomyopathy.
- Not only patients but their entire families that all live with the stress of knowing that the transplanted heart may eventually fail.
- Many kids who receive other transplanted organs will also experience organ failure due to rejection.
- Adult heart transplant recipients.