About the Swedish Heart Lung Foundation

The Swedish Heart Lung Foundation is a charitable fundraising organisation.

The fund was established in 1904 during the fight against tuberculosis (TB), and was then called Svenska Nationalföreningen mot Tuberkulos (the Swedish National Anti-tuberculosis Association).

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The fight against TB in Sweden was successful! Now, the Heart Lung Foundation is aiming to conquer the major diseases of our time: heart, lung and vascular diseases.

More research is needed

Hundreds of thousands of Swedes suffer from diseases and disorders of the heart, blood vessels and lungs. The fact is, almost half of all deaths in Sweden are due to cardiovascular disease. Tragically, many people die unnecessarily and there are many remaining mysteries left for scientists to solve. More research and increased knowledge could help save many more lives.

The problem is that both cardiovascular- and pulmonary research lack money. The Swedish Heart Lung Foundation, which funds the majority of independent heart-lung research in Sweden, awards around 225 million SEK in grants to research annually. That is equivalent to just about 15 percent of the funds applied for. In other words, there is a great need for additional funding and every donation we receive is of real importance.

What we do

The Swedish Heart Lung Foundation raises funds and distributes money to heart, lung and vascular research, and provides information about heart-lung disease. The fund supports numerous fields of research connected to myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, vascular spasms, genetic heart defects, stroke, asthma, COPD and emphysema among others.

The Swedish Heart Lung Foundation obtains no state subsidies and its activities are completely dependent on donations from private individuals and companies. The PlusGiro number for donations to the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation is: 90 91 92-7.


Please contact us for further information:
+46 (0)8-566 24 200