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Heart disease is Australia’s single leading cause of death killing more than 18,500 people a year, or one every 28 minutes.

Cardiologist and researcher Associate Professor James Chong has already used human stem cells to repair the damaged hearts of other large primates — a world first.

Now he’s ready to start a five-year project that aims to bring the therapy to a clinical trial with patients who have had heart attacks.

With your support, the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia wants to help fund James’ research and bring it to clinical trials.

The Foundation is aiming to provide $1 million in funding for this project and will match, dollar-for-dollar, every donation made. Donations must be at least $500 and the total of donations made cannot exceed $500,000.

If you would like your donation to be targeted specifically to this initiative, please use the online payment function in this section and, when prompted, specify ‘heart’ as the specific project you would like your donation allocated to. We will then match the amount you've donated and send the total amount to James at Westmead Institute of Medical Research.

Read more about James Chong’s research.