Ecmo supports critically ill patients by pumping and oxygenating their blood outside of their body. This allows their heart or lungs to rest while being diagnosed or treated.
For many patients like my mum, Ecmo is used as a ‘last resort’ treatment where all other options have been exhausted.

My mum wanted to raise money for the royal brompton, as she was so grateful that they saved her life in Oct 2019, by hooking her up to this amazing machine! Unfortunately covid stopped her having the fundraising day she wanted, and now covid has taken her life(Jan 2021).

Your donation will help the royal brompton get more ecmo machines to save more people’s lives of all ages. Naomi Beales