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Desperate shortage of donors as heart transplant waiting list doubles in five years

20 July 2015

The number of people desperately waiting for a heart transplant has more than doubled in just five years, according to the latest statistics.

Dame Esther Rantzen joins the British Heart Foundation in celebration of outstanding volunteers

17 July 2015

This week, Dame Esther Rantzen joined us in celebration of the commitment and dedication of a group of outstanding volunteers.

New guidelines on health and carbohydrates issued

17 July 2015

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has published their final recommendations on carbohydrates, including sugars and fibre following a draft report in 2014. The report examined the latest evidence on the links between consumption of carbohydrates, sugars, starch and fibre and a range of health outcomes (such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, bowel health and tooth decay).

An afternoon of volunteering

16 July 2015

After spending time volunteering in one of our retail shops earlier this year our Chief Executive Simon Gillespie decided it was time to surprise volunteers in one of our Furniture & Electrical stores.

Thank You: Your support has helped to raise £34.4 million in the fight for every heartbeat

15 July 2015

Thank you to those who have donated items, purchased goods or given their time to volunteer, you have all contributed to our shops’ success.

Olympic Star Beth Tweddle supports our events in schools

13 July 2015

Britain’s most successful gymnast, Beth Tweddle, is supporting BHF events in Schools including Jump Rope For Heart and Ultimate Dodgeball.

Transplant drug used to treat heart attacks

13 July 2015

BHF-funded researchers at Newcastle University have shown how the immune system could be involved in heart attack damage

Hearty Lives helps fight childhood obesity in Scotland

10 July 2015

This National Childhood Obesity Week Richard Forsyth, BHF Scotland's Regional Service Development Manager takes a look at what the BHF are doing to combat the issue in one of the UK's most high risk communities.

Amber Le Bon and Jim Chapman named as the faces of BHF’s Tunnel of Love fundraiser

9 July 2015

We're delighted to announce British model Amber Le Bon and YouTube sensation Jim Chapman as the faces of Tunnel of Love, our prestigious evening of art, fashion and games to raise funds for the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal.