The Fiona Wood Foundation remain resolute in our dedication to leading the way in global burn research. We firmly believe that by further expanding our understanding of burns across the physical, physiological, and psychological aspects of recovery, we can make a profound difference in the lives of burn patients now and in the future.
The Burn Injury Biobank
Our research team has been working on establishing an extensive biobank that systematically collects, stores, and analyses biological samples from children (patients), their caregivers, and adult burn survivors. The biobank study, amongst other aims, investigates the effects of cortisol (stress) on recovery and is already shedding light on the broader impacts of burns that extend beyond physical scars. To our knowledge, the burn biobank is the world’s largest, strengthening our ability to undertake research that will inform holistic and individual medical care for our burn patients.
The Next Step: Comprehensive Data Platform
Building on the biobank project and the samples collected, we now need a comprehensive data platform. The data platform will enable us to curate and safely store data sets from the adult and children’s biobank, including metabolomics, cell profi les, clinical data, and hair analysis. This platform will expand our research capabilities, enabling us to conduct extensive studies that span the patient’s journey. Additionally, it will facilitate interdisciplinary research and collaboration among burn specialists, surgeons, scientists, and other collaborators, paving the way for impactful research projects in burns and other areas of health. Data is pivotal to translating research from bench to bedside in our pursuit of clinical excellence and care.
Your Contribution Matters
To continue working towards our vision of scarless healing in mind and body, the Foundation relies on the generosity of our valued supporters through kind donations. As we embark on this next exciting project phase, we need your help. The total cost of the data platform is $150,000. If you are in a position to support us, by donating $50 or any amount, you are directly contributing to shaping the future of burn care and recovery.
How You Can Help
- Donating via EFT: This method reduces transaction fees, allowing us to maximise the impact of your donation.
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