Stroke is sudden, unexpected and can happen to anyone, at any age. It’s the UK’s fourth biggest killer, with around 40,000 people dying of stroke each year – that’s a life lost every 13 minutes.

Almost two-thirds of stroke survivors leave hospital with a disability - often affecting their speech, mobility and ability to lead an independent life.

We need your support to continue to invest in research that will help to save lives and enable stroke survivors to make the best possible recovery. Thanks to you, we’ve been able to invest in ground-breaking research studies every year to:

  • investigate new ways of preventing strokes
  • develop more effective emergency treatments for stroke survivors in hospitals
  • find better ways of supporting stroke survivors to make the best possible recoveries once they’ve left hospital
  • help stroke survivors regain as much independence as possible.

Thanks to stroke research Karen was able to receive a new procedure called thrombectomy. “I came out of surgery to recovery and within what seemed like minutes I could lift my arm, lift my leg, it was as if nothing had happened… there isn’t a day go by when I’m not grateful for what happened and the procedure I was able to have. I am a walking miracle, it's miraculous.” 

Donate now to change the story for stroke survivors.