Nearly 50% of babies with Down’s Syndrome are also born with a congenital heart defect, many of which require corrective surgery in the first six months – on average in the UK one baby is born each day with these combined problems.
Down’s Heart Group is a charity created by parents, to offer parent friendly support and information and has been supporting affected individuals and their families for over 30 years, through one to one support, helplines, information sheets and e-learning packages . They offer valuable emotional and practical advice as well as professionally monitored medical information.
Their information and support is vital to many families throughout the UK and overseas, especially as there is a lack of information for these issues elsewhere. They review studies and discuss the treatment options available in the UK for those affected and offer support through allowing members to share personal stories of their experiences. Their information and services cover a broad range of issues including pre-natal diagnosis, surgery and bereavement.
Supporting Down’s Heart Group can help them continue their vital work helping those in need of emotional support, information and advice. As they get no financial backing, the charity is entirely supported via donations, fundraising and grants. That’s why by voting for Down’s Heart Group, you can make a massive difference to the lives of many individuals and families in need of support and information. Find out more about helping Down’s Heart Group by visiting https://dhg.org.uk/.