Chain of Hope was founded by Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub OM, FRS, in 1996. Sir Magdi was inspired by La Chaîne de l’Espoir in France, created in 1988, and worked alongside its founder Professor Alain Deloche to create Chain of Hope as an independently run charity in the UK.
It is estimated that as many as 15 million children die or remain severely ill every year from potentially treatable or preventable cardiac diseases. Through teams of pioneering medical professionals, Chain of Hope brings life-saving heart treatments to children in more than 43 countries. It’s vision is for all children around the world to have access to the cardiac treatment that they so desperately need.