POWERING RESEARCH TO SAVE LITTLE LIVES
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.
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.
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've so far raised more than £520,000 to fund research for babies born too soon!
Find out more about some of the new research we’re now 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.
Baby Loss Awareness Week
9–15 October marks Baby Loss Awareness Week - a special week that sees families and organisations from across the world unite to commemorate the babies that have sadly lost their lives too soon.
The week culminates with the global “Wave of Light” on Sunday 15 October that invites everyone across the world to light a candle at 7pm local time and leave it burning for at least one hour to remember all the babies that have died too soon.
To join the "Wave of Light" take a photo of your candle and post it to social media using #WaveOfLight at 7pm and help spread a virtual wave of light across the world.
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The latest news, stories and interviews about our fight back against premature birth and pregnancy complications.
Take a look at the amazing ambassadors backing our campaign and read about why they’re committed to fighting for children's lives.
Find out about some of our past research breakthroughs and research underway right now in the area of premature birth.
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.