We have a major appeal and smaller appeals running concurrently.  The major appeal for 2012/2013 is Decoding Pre-eclampsia.  While the smaller appeals may be for a piece of equipment from our shopping list!

The major appeal is to raise funds towards cutting edge research into decoding pre-eclampsia; this is the most common of the serious complications in pregnancy and if left untreated can develop into Eclampsia, the life-threatening occurrence of seizures during pregnancy.

Research is a valuable yet sometimes hidden aspect of the work that the Silver Star Unit/Society performs.  This research doesn’t just benefit the women that use the John Radcliffe hospital but women around the world as any verified recommendations are implemented in the care of pregnant women.

The smaller appeals for equipment directly benefit the women of Oxfordshire and surrounding counties (if they are referred for specialist care).