Help visually impaired Australians today!

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 throughout Australia

The AIRDR provide essential genetic diagnoses to doctors on behalf of patients throughout Australia.  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

There is no Medicare rebate applicable to this service, so this work relies heavily on philanthropic donor support.

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.

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.

How will your gift be managed?

Your monthly donation will be managed by Charlies Foundation for Research, on behalf of the AIRDR.

Help today!

You can help right now by becoming a regular monthly donor with gifts from as little as $10 per month.

A single gift is a one-off donation.  A monthly gift is how to become a regular monthly donor (preferred).  You can choose the amount that suits you, so please take the next steps to help today.

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Download a Donation form

If you prefer, you can also download our Donation Form to make your donation and return the form to us via email or post.

Contact the AIRDR today!

For more information on the AIRDR please contact Terri McLaren on 08 6457 2866 or email:



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