Stroke Association becomes an affiliate of Our Future Health
A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, killing brain cells. The effects of a stroke depend on where it takes place in the brain, and how big the damaged area is. A stroke happens every five minutes in the UK.
Since the early 1990s, the Stroke Association has invested over £56 million in stroke research, which has improved how we spot the symptoms of stroke and the people most at risk, so they can get them the best treatment in the critical minutes and hours that follow.
Our Future Health is joining with many of the UK’s leading health research charities who are providing valuable support and expertise to help develop Our Future Health. They will make a big impact in allowing us to ultimately change the way we prevent, detect and treat diseases.
Andrew Roddam, CEO of Our Future Health, said: “We’re really pleased to welcome Stroke Association as an affiliate charity of Our Future Health. This is a great opportunity to enrich research into risk factors and treatments for stroke, so future generations can live in better health for longer.”
Clare Jonas, Research Communications and Engagement Lead at the Stroke Association, said: “We’re excited to deepen our existing relationship with Our Future Health. We know that 80-90% of strokes are preventable. Our Future Health’s diverse cohort of participants and detailed insights into risk factors and outcomes will help make inroads into both prevention and treatment.”
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