Candis Magazine, a popular monthly women’s issue publication, are working to raise an incredible £80,000 in order to fund 100 new home testing machines for the Children’s Heart Federation. Candis are able to raise such a generous sum by using the revenues from their magazine sales. Candis Magazine carefully select the charity projects they can see having the most impact on improving people’s lives and then they work diligently to make sure the money is raised and those projects go ahead.
The Children’s Heart Federation is a major charity dedicated to promoting public awareness, research as well as providing the most effective equipment and advice for children with heart conditions. The Children’s Heart Federation’s work is therefore very wide reaching as they try to supply holistic support to sufferers of heart conditions. Their campaign to provide home testing machines to families is set to be a simple but highly effective way to save the lives of many children.
It has been found that across the UK there are over 1.2 million people taking the heart medication warfarin. Out of those 1.2 million sufferers however only 2% of them benefit from home testing equipment.
The Children’s Heart Foundation understand that constant monitoring of heat conditions is essential to maintaining an even keel of health, managing medication and preventing severe complications. Having a testing machine in your home is therefore an invaluable tool for patients to keep healthy and enjoy a more normal life.
Not possessing home heart monitoring equipment will mean patients are forced to travel regularly to hospitals for testing instead. This is inconvenient to patients being forced to take their time to travel often many miles on a regular basis. It also takes up doctor’s time conducting everybody’s tests.
The Children’s Heart Federation are not just planning to distribute heart monitoring machines; they also plan to train families in how to use them. Particularly in the case of child patients, it will be their parents who need training in how to correctly operate testing equipment and help their child maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The Children’s Heart Federation’s Self-Monitoring Campaign is set to dramatically improve the lives of thousands of kids with heart conditions and their families by helping them monitor their own conditions.