WF2016 Charity: Medical Detection Dogs
Medical Detection Dogs, are a growing UK charity that relies entirely on the generosity of public support to fund groundbreaking work using dogs to detect the odour of life threatening disease. The charity focuses on two main areas:
Cancer Detection Dogs are advancing research into early diagnosis of cancers through cheap non-invasive tests. Improving accuracy and speed of testing, particularly of cancers that are difficult to diagnose, will improve the prognosis for thousands of patients. The charity works in partnership with researchers, NHS Trusts and universities.
Medical Alert Assistance Dogs are trained to assist individuals who manage complex health conditions. These dogs save lives daily, give greater independence and save money with reduced paramedic call outs or the need for hospital stay.
Currently these assistance dogs help people with a variety of medical conditions including: Brittle Type 1 diabetes, Addison’s disease, Narcolepsy, Severe Nut Allergy, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS), Pain Seizures and Non-epileptic seizures.
The charity may also consider other conditions for which there are no warning symptoms prior to a life threatening medical episode.
Please visit www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk to learn more about this amazing work. Or see @MedDetectDogs on twitter and Facebook.com/MedicalDetectionDogs