How Your Donation Helps
Your donation to the Heart Failure Society of America will support the training and education of heart failure specialists, including early career and allied professionals.
HFSA supports a team approach for the appropriate management of heart failure patients to improve quality of life and improve outcomes. Funds raised will also support research grants and patient education.
HFSA provides a forum for all those interested in heart function, heart failure, and congestive heart failure (CHF) research and patient care and seeks to advance research and save lives.
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If you prefer to donate by phone or mail, please see information here.
Alternative Ways to Support HFSA
Shop for a Cause
In addition to online donations, there are other ways you can support our mission. Go through any of the following links before doing any online shopping and HFSA will receive a percentage from each sale.
AmazonSmile is a simple, automatic way for you to support the Heart Failure Society of America every time you shop, at no additional cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, selection and shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to HFSA. To get started, just create your free AmazonSmile account and select the Heart Failure Society of America as your charity to support.
Every time you shop at any of the 1,000+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend benefits Heart Failure Society of America. It’s a free service, and you’ll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive. In fact, smart shoppers will enjoy iGive’s repository of coupons, free shipping deals, and sales.
To get started, just create your free iGive account here.
Important Facts About Heart Failure in the U.S.
- Heart failure is common, but often misunderstood, unrecognized or misdiagnosed.8 5.7 million Americans have Heart Failure. Heart failure is the only major cardiovascular disorder on the rise.3
- Heart Failure has approximately 670,0006 new cases diagnosed annually. In comparison, lung cancer affects2 106,000 Americans and approximately 235,000 new cases of breast cancer to occur in the United States.7
- The number of deaths in in the United States from this condition has more than doubled since 1979, and is found to cause approximately 287,000 deaths a year.4
- Heart failure costs the nation an estimated $32 billion each year.1 This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.1
- Less than 50 percent of patients are living five years after their initial diagnosis and less than 25 percent are alive at 10 years.5 Poor prognosis can be attributed to a limited understanding of how the heart weakens and insufficient private and government funding.
- CDC.gov Heart Failure Fact Sheet
- CDC.gov Surgeon General’s Report
- American College of Cardiology
- Congestive Heart Failure Blog
- Univ. of Maryland Medical Center
- American Heart Association
- National Cancer Institute
- Iowa Heart Center