We support and raise funds for medical research aimed at developing new therapies to enhance organ transplantation and to treat diabetes and kidney disease. The goal is to eliminate these diseases, which represent two of the fastest growing chronic conditions in Australia and around the world.
Who We Are
Diabetes affects 4.9% of the total population or an estimated 1.2 million Australians. Chronic kidney disease is also on the rise, impacting 1 in 10 Australians. Tragically, it is often called a ‘silent killer’ because many people are unaware they have the condition until it is in advanced stages.
Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) is proud to support ground-breaking translational medical research that is helping to improve the lives of our family and friends impacted by these diseases.
By supporting vital clinical and laboratory research we are gaining a greater understanding of the diseases as well as taking a leading role in the development and delivery of more effective therapies and improved care to patients with kidney disease, diabetes and those who need organ transplants.
With your support we can make even bigger strides in the fight against these chronic, life changing and often life-limiting diseases and provide better health and wellbeing for all in our community.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group supports over 50 areas of medical research and patient care and fights for cures, better treatments and improved care in our hospitals.
For every $1 you donate to KTDRA, we provide over $5 in grants to lifesaving research and patient care! This is because our administration costs are covered by The Hospital Research Foundation Group’s commercial business activities, which allows more funds to go towards research and patient care each year.
This means your support of KTDRA has an event bigger impact.
Australian Breast Cancer Research (ABCR) is a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group. This research focuses on detection, management and treatment of breast cancer to help minimise the impact on Australian families. The research is both clinical and lab based with all donations going straight to breast cancer research.
For more information on Australian Breast Cancer Research and how you can support world-class breast cancer research please visit the ABCR website.
Australian Heart Research (AHR) is a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group. We are passionate about improving heart health and beating heart disease by advancing knowledge and research.
With one Australian dying from heart disease every 12 minutes, we are focused on delivering disease prevention strategies, improving diagnostics, treatments and hospital care to patients around Australia.
Donations to Australian Heart Research go directly towards beating heart disease.
Find out more about Heart Research, please visit the website.
Australian Prostate Cancer (APC) is a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group. Australian Prostate Cancer was established to help fund vital medical research into the detection and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as preventing the metastatic spread of the disease.
Prostate cancer is the most common form of internal cancer in Australia with 1 in 4 men at risk of developing prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer also claims more men’s lives in this country than breast cancer does in women every year.
Donations to Australian Prostate Cancer go directly towards research into prostate cancer. To find out more about APC please visit the website.
Kidney, Transplant & Diabetes Research Australia (KTDRA) is a partner charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group. It supports ground-breaking medical research into some of the most chronic diseases in Australia and around the world.
By supporting clinical and laboratory research, KTDRA plays a lead role in increasing awareness as well as development and delivery of effective therapies and better care for patients with kidney disease, diabetes and those needing a transplant.
To Find out more about Kidney, Transplant and Diabetes Research Australia you can visit their website.
The Centre for Creative Health (CCH) is a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group. It drives and fosters collaboration, innovation and research into arts, design and health programs to enhance the healthcare experience for patients, families, medical staff and the community across South Australian public hospitals.
If you would like to learn more about the services offered by CCH or would like to support the charity, please visit the CCH website.
Military and Emergency Services Health Australia (MESHA), previously The Road Home has been a charity of The Hospital Research Foundation Group since 2015. MESHA is a collaborative research institute dedicated to shaping and improving policy, programs and services for current and former members of the Australian military and emergency service personnel and their families.
MESHA focuses on the delivery of high quality and translational research outcomes that have an immediate and long-term impact on the mental health and wellbeing of Australia’s current and former military as well as frontline workers and their families.
To support MESHA or find out more please visit their website.
The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) Group – Stroke was recently launched encompassing both Cure for Stroke Australia (CFSA) and Stroke SA. The charity is focused on improving stroke health outcomes and supporting world-class stroke research to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment across Australia.
All donations made to The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) Group – Stroke go directly towards stroke research. To find out more please visit the website.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group - Palliative Care
Since the successful merger of The Hospital Research Foundation Group and the Laurel Palliative Care Foundation in 2020, the organisation has been able to deliver even more community support through the expansion of services and investment of millions into vital research.
THRFG – Palliative Care strives to increase palliative care services across South Australian public hospitals to maximise impact and raise awareness about this essential area of patient care.
It shares synergies and services with the Centre for Creative Health, also part of THRF Group, with the incredible work being done in the arts, music and diversional therapy space. To support or find out more please visit their website.
The Hospital Research Foundation Group - Parkinson's
Parkinson’s South Australia and Northern Territory (PSANT) joined THRF Group in July 2020, providing support and services to people living with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders as well as their carers, family, community and health professionals.
THRFG – Parkinson’s represents and supports the 8,000 people living with Parkinson’s and their family members. A continuum of support is provided from diagnosis and throughout the progression of the disease.
The passionate team is focused on enhancing choice, independence and wellbeing for people living with Parkinson’s. They are also committed to improving vital support services in regional and remote areas and expanding research capabilities to help stop, slow, reverse and eventually cure Parkinson’s. To support or find out more please visit their website.