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3 Mar 2015

03/03/15 - More donor hearts needed for transplants

Increasing numbers of people in the USA are developing heart failure, while heart transplant waiting lists are becoming longer, a new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation reveals. The study shows a 32% heart donor acceptance in 2010, with older donor age, female sex, and medical conditions predicting non-acceptance of hearts from donors. […]

9 Jan 2015

09/02/15 - Heart charity calls for heart donors for children

Today (9 February) The Children’s Heart Federation is holding a Parliamentary Reception during Heart Month to raise awareness of the need for more heart donors for children and young people.  Opinion polls in the UK show the vast majority of population is in favour of organ donation but evidence shows low levels of awareness and […]

06 Nov 2014

06/11/14 - Do you want to share your experiences to help others?

Are you a parent or carer of a child with a long-term medical condition or disability  who has been ill with a flu-like illness? www.healthtalk.org is a website about people’s real experiences of health and illness. We are looking for PARENTS with children who: Are 12 and under Have been ill with a flu-like illness […]

04 Nov 2014

05/11/14 - Congenital heart disease standards now translated in several languages

NHS England have produced materials to explain the consultation for the new congenital heart disease standards in:  • Polish • Punjabi • Hindi • Gujarati • Urdu • Tamil  They can be found at http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/qual-clin-lead/chd/translated-materials/

29 Oct 2014

30/10/14 - Children’s Heart Federation welcomes report recommendations on heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary

News statement: 29 October 2014 The Children’s Heart Federation welcomes the recent report on heart surgery at Leeds GI (28 October 2014) and hopes that the recommendations will be taken into account when the draft standards of care for congenital heart disease, which are currently out for public consultation, are finalised. The charity is pleased […]

14 Oct 2014

14/10/14 - Children’s heart surgery to move from Belfast to Dublin

Children’s heart surgery will move to Dublin.  We appreciate that some families hoped that surgery could remain in Belfast, but we support Heartbeat NI, that this is the best option for children needing hear surgery, particularly those with complex conditions. We note that it will take 12 -18 months to put everything in place and […]

25 Sept 2014

25/09/14 - Latest Advice on Flu Vaccinations from ECHO (Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation)

For the latest advice, please do check out the following link: http://www.echo-evelina.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/SEASONAL-VACCINATION-ADVICE-SEPTEMBER-2014.pdf

24th Sept 2014

24/09/14 - Children’s Heart Federation welcomes NICE guidance for home-testing with INR machines

The Children’s Heart Federation today welcomes new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) which recommends self-monitoring devices for NHS use by people on long-term warfarin therapy. This guidance is one step closer to giving patients to choice to self-test their blood at home and the heart charity hopes this new […]

15 Sept. 2014

15/09/14 - Children’s Heart Federation urges swift and positive changes for heart children as care standards launched

On the launch today of the care standards and service specifications for children with congenital heart disease (Monday 15 September), the Children’s Heart Federation urges a swift decision about the shape of the future service so heart families can be reassured that their treatment and ongoing care will be of the highest quality wherever they […]

14 Sept 2014

14/09/14 - Children’s Heart Federation urges swift and positive changes for heart children as care standards launched

On the eve of the launch of the care standards and service specifications for children with congenital heart disease (Monday 15 September), the Children’s Heart Federation urges a swift decision about the shape of the future service so heart families can be reassured that their treatment and ongoing care will be of the highest quality […]

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