Who is AIRDR?
The Australian Inherited Retinal Disease Registry and DNA Bank (AIRDR) is based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Western Australia.
What they do
The AIRDR provide essential genetic diagnoses to doctors on behalf of patients. This analysis is free of charge for both doctors and patients and is crucial for the best treatment outcomes for the patient.
Blindness in Australia
Inherited retinal disease is the main cause of blindness in children and adult Australians. Approximately 15,000 Australians currently live with this disease and nearly every day an Australian is newly diagnosed with an inherited retinal disease.
How you can make a difference
With your ongoing support, the AIRDR team will be able to continue to genetically diagnose inherited retinal disease for these patients, helping facilitate sight-saving treatments and early identification of more widespread genetic disease.
There is no Medicare rebate applicable to this service, so this work relies heavily on philanthropic donor support.
How will your gift be managed?
Your monthly donation will be managed by Charlies Foundation for Research, on behalf of the AIRDR.
Philanthropic benefits to you
As part of this collaboration with the Foundation, your entire donation goes directly to the AIRDR, with no fees or costs to you. You’ll receive:
- a certificate of appreciation for your philanthropic efforts,
- tax receipts and a
- copy of the AIRDR annual report, acknowledging your ongoing support.
You can help right now by becoming a regular monthly donor with gifts from as little as $10 per month. However, you can choose the amount that suits you, so please take the next steps to help today.