Happy Little Hearts Appeal Click here to help us crowdfund! We're raising £22,000 to fund a new incubator at Royal Brompton Hospital so that our doctors can care for more premature babies and prevent them having surgery. Currently, Royal Brompton only has one incubator, meaning they can only care for one baby at a time. They need another so that they can treat more premature babies with patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Why do we need an incubator? Royal Brompton is the only place in the UK that can treat premature babies with PDA using catheterisation (using a small, thin tube called a catheter). If our incubator isn't available, babies are sent elsewhere for surgery. This is more invasive a requires longer to recover from. At the moment, the Paediatric Team must turn away 25-30% of referrals. With your support, we can prevent this. Sarah's story We are raising £22,000 so that Royal Brompton can treat more babies like Sarah. Sarah and her twin Rachel were born 13 weeks premature. Both had PDA and whilst Rachel’s PDA closed on its own, Sarah required medical intervention. Sarah was referred to Royal Brompton from Northwood Hospital and underwent a catheterisation to close the duct. Sarah’s mother said: Having a catheterisation was far less traumatic than open heart surgery, you don’t want to see your tiny baby in bandages”. Sarah was able to go home in a couple of days, which she wouldn’t have been able to do if she had had open heart surgery. We just want our baby home as soon as possible. How do I get involved? Your support means less premature babies will have surgery. The easiest way to support us is by giving and sharing - giving to the appeal and by sharing with your friends and family. Whether it's by text, social media, word of mouth or by email, spreading the word can make all the difference to this life-changing appeal. To get started with crowdfunding click here.