How your donation helps

Cardiovascular disease kills more New Zealanders than any other illness. At the Heart Research Institute, our mission is to improve health by understanding the causes and complications of cardiovascular diseases. 

And we couldn't do it without you. 

Your donation allows us to continue our groundbreaking work to prevent, detect and treat cardiovascular disease. It provides us with an independent source of funding in an unpredictable funding environment. It brings our scientists closer to understanding the causes of cardiovascular disease. 

Put simply, your donations allows great science to flourish

Help fund vital research into heart disease

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90 per cent of Australians have one modifiable risk factor for heart disease. We're investing in a future free from cardiovascular disease. 


Cardiovascular disease affects 2 in 3 families and tears families apart. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death. 


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia, killing 125 people every day. Today's research is tomorrow's cure. 

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