One in five of us ends up in an intensive care unit. One fifth of those admitted will sadly die. And a major cause is a lack of oxygen when it is most needed. This unique research team exploits the oxygen-thin air at high altitudes to provide critical insights into how intensive care patients might be helped in the future. It could save hundreds of thousands of lives of people with a range of diseases including cancer, diabetes, heart and lung disease, cystic fibrosis and congenital heart disease.
Xtreme Everest is a not for profit organisation, led by doctors and scientists from UCL, University of Southampton and Duke University in the United States, conducting this innovative, cutting edge research. In order to fully exploit the data collected, Xtreme Everest needs funds - a minimum of £10 million is required between now and 2020.
Please consider making a donation to support the ongoing research to improve outcomes for critically ill patients