Amniotic Fluid Embolism:

Latest Concepts and Current Research

This site is intended to provide background on Amniotic Fluid Embolism and give readers information about on-going research about this leading cause of maternal mortality in developed countries.

Donations   

How Can You Help? 

What is your money used for?

            Donations are directly applied to the cost of amniotic fluid embolism research.  This includes paying pro-rated fees for the use of clinical research nurses to obtain consents, obtain and process samples, and maintain communication with the Institutional Review Board.  The donations also permit specimen storage, transport, and laboratory analysis as well as the use of a biostatician in study design and reporting as needed.

            Dr. Benson does not receive income from his research efforts.  He uses his personal funds for travel, presentations, and the creation and support of this web site.

 

Where Can You Contribute?

1)        Dr. Benson does much of his work through the North Shore University Healthcare System Research Institute although he is hoping to establish his research protocol at other institutions as well.  Based on NIH grants, North Shore ranked # 9 in the US among multi-specialty independent research hospitals.

            To make a tax deductable donation simple click on the link below and under gift designation, check off,  “research institute.”  Under gift comments, simply indicate “AFE research.” 

https://www.northshore.org/apps/auxfound/MakeDonation.aspx?lid=2246

 

2)        To help expand the protocol to Prentice Women’s Hospital of the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, tax deductable donations can be Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.


To learn more about opportunities to support of this important research.  Please contact:


Terri Dillon
Senior Associate Director, Oncology
Development & Alumni Relations
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
420 East Superior Street
Arthur J. Rubloff Building, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312.503.4837
terri-dillon@northwestern.edu

Please mail immediate gifts to:


Terri Dillon
Senior Associate Director, Oncology
Development & Alumni Relations
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine

420 East Superior Street
Arthur J. Rubloff Building, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611



*Make checks payable to Northwestern University and included a message designating your contribution to Dr. Benson’s research.

            There are over 10,000 births per year at Prentice, an important consideration in trying to research a disease that occurs only once in several thousand pregnancies.