This post was written by me through an activation with HireInfluence on behalf of BIOLIFE4D. Although I received compensation for participating in the campaign, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Did you know that 1/3 of women and 1/4 of men die from heart disease? Death from heart disease is greater than deaths from all types of cancers combined. Each year 5,000 people receive heart transplants, but over 600, 000 people die while waiting for one. These statistics are heart breaking, in more ways than one!
I bet some of us have taken that precious heart for granted at one time or another. All of us probably have been affected by or know someone that has dealt with heart disease.We can’t keep letting heart disease ruin lives and families. Raising funds has to be at the forefront so we can beat this awful disease and help heal broken hearts. High blood pressure is prevalent in my husband’s family and even they don’t take heart disease seriously. I am working on changing that. Heart disease isn’t something that we can ignore.
Technology Can Heal Broken Hearts
Technology is fascinating. Can you imagine a using a technology that can make a viable and safe organ replacement a reality? That is just what BIOLIFE4D is committed to doing. They are working tirelessly on perfecting the technology that will revolutionize organ replacement.
Biolife4D is planning an equity crowdfunding campaign in February where the general public can buy shares of stock and participate in this journey to save lives!
BioLife4D has made it their goal is to 3D print a viable human heart suitable for transplant – the technology would help eliminate waiting for donor organs, eliminate challenges of organ rejection and increase the life span of more patients.
The gift of life is so precious. What a gift it would be for families to have more time with their loved ones while giving heart patients a greater chance at surviving and thriving with a heart condition. With BIOLIFE4D, a patient-specific, fully functioning heart will be created through 3D bioprinting and the patient’s own cells, eliminating the challenges of organ rejection and long donor waiting lists that plague existing organ transplant methods.
To help raise awareness I’ll be partnering with BioLife4D to participate in the “Act of Heart” challenge. The challenge is simple and we can all participate and encourage others to join us, too. Through a simple act of kindness we’ll join together to help create awareness and raise necessary funds to support the research that will allow heart-patients more time with friends and family.
February is American Heart Month so we’re going to give back from the heart. What a better way to be grateful for your own healthy heart than exercising it? BioLife4D is challenging all of us to get creative while engaging in an ”Act of Heart” in support of this important research while inspiring others do to the same.
Help Heal Broken Hearts
I bet all of us know someone with a heart related disease or defect. My own nephew died at six weeks of age due to a congenital heart defect. There are so many stories to share, but let me tell you about the inspiration I found from Jack’s story.
Jack Radandt was born with a rare condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. The condition is a congenital heart defect affecting normal blood flow through the heart. After years of medical procedures and surgeries Jack was able to thrive, return to school and enjoy activities all kids love. But suddenly at age 11, Jack’s heart began to fail.
After many failed therapies doctors decided to give Jack a Heartware Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD). The HVAD is a mechanical pump implanted in the heart to help blood flow in people with weakened hearts. Jack was the first single ventricle child in the U.S. to have a HVAD placed. This technology gave Jack time. Time to continue to thrive until a heart donor was available. What an amazing use of technology to provide life!
Jack’s story and many others have inspired me to support BiolLife4D. Please educate yourself and consider supporting the equity crowdfunding campaign Biolife4D is launching this February. The general public can participate and buy shares of stock in this journey to save lives!
Please help heal broken hearts and kindly send a handwritten card to a child who will be delighted to receive your kind words of support and encouragement. But don’t stop there. Keep the challenge going! Get your family and friends involved in an “Act of Heart” too. Please tag a few friends and friendly to encourage them to join in making a child’s day.
You can find out more about the great things happening at BioLife4D and help support by investing their equity crowdfunding campaign efforts. The 3D bioprinting is life changing technology that we can’t ignore. Giving transplant patients the gift of life is something everyone should be willing to support. Won’t you consider joining the revolution and help make a difference in someone’s life today.
Let’s make February a month that heart transplant patients will remember forever. Help give life!