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Fighting premature birth

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Action Medical Research is a community of passionate individuals who are committed to fighting for children’s lives. We fight for answers that can lead to medical breakthroughs for some of toughest fights our children face.

We know through medical research we can stop the devastation caused by premature birth.

Together we will find the answers.

Elijah's story

Born prematurely at only 25 weeks, Elijah sadly lost his fight for life at just 37 days old.

He led a very traumatic little life. He died sleeping on my chest in the small hours - that's when I joined the fight to stop premature birth.

Elijah's mum, Jenny

Fighting for babies born too soon

Parents. Children. Families. Communities. We’re all working together to fund ground breaking medical research that could go on to benefit millions.

By shining a spotlight on the devastation caused by premature birth we can fund urgently needed research for babies born too soon.

Find out more about some of the new research we’re funding, and ways you can get involved – raise money, spread the word, give some time or take on a challenge.

Together we are unstoppable. Together we will help STOP babies being born too soon.

Learn more about our work to help babies

Dr Joanna Cook

Dr Joanna Cook

I've seen too many times the worry of a mother being rushed to hospital too soon – her baby being taken away to neonatal care. So tiny, so defenceless, so fragile – feeling so helpless. Having a premature baby isn’t something that you expect to happen, but unfortunately this is the experience for more and more mums worldwide.

Dr Joanna Cook, Imperial College London

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