From ambulance crew to stroke patient. For 30 years, Bill worked in an ambulance, then he was the one fighting for his life.
During a stroke, every second counts. Two million brain cells die every minute. There’s no test that can tell paramedics that someone is definitely having a stroke, so the right treatment is often delayed. Research could be about to change that. Hear both sides of the story from Bill and researcher Chris.
Will you help fund vital research today?
- £25 could help fund critical research roles, like Chris’s, that facilitate life-changing discoveries to prevent, diagnose and treat stroke.
- £10 helps fund research projects like this, which will stop more lives being shattered by stroke.
- £5 could help fund other research into new ways to prevent, treat, and support people to rebuild their lives after stroke.
This finger-prick test could save lives
The first few hours after someone has a stroke are critical. For many patients, the effects of stroke can be less severe if they get the right emergency treatment quickly.
Each stroke is different and symptoms can vary. The FAST test can help, but it’s still hard for paramedics to know if someone is having a stroke. This test aims to change that. Ambulance crews will be able to identify people they think are having a stroke and take them to a specialist stroke unit right away. This means they’ll be able to get the correct emergency treatment sooner, giving them a higher chance of survival and a better recovery.
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Your regular support would mean more investment in critical research that could improve care and treatment for stroke patients. Your donations are so important to stop lives being devastated by stroke.
Please help rebuild lives after stroke. Make a donation today.