AMDF Services Survey
AMDF is seeking feedback via an online survey, from people with a personal connection to mito to enable us to improve and expand on our services. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes, and your responses can remain anonymous. Click here to take the survey
Luca’s second birthday celebration
On 19 February, The Essendon Royals Soccer Club hosted a party in celebration of Luca’s second birthday. Luca was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease when he was 10 months old. Read more.
AMDF welcomes the ACNC’s ‘Tick of Charity Registration’
AMDF is proud to display the newly introduced ‘Tick of Charity Registration’ from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Read more.
More than 100 researchers from seven countries attended this year’s AussieMit conference. Read more.
Supporter event: Team Ellis Boxing Match
25 March 2017
First clinical mitochondrial donation licence granted in UK
Read a media release from AMDF regarding the first clinical mitochondrial donation licence in the UK. AMDF applauds the announcement as a major step forward for the global mitochondrial disease community.
News.com.au story on the Beard family
Read a story about Pippa and Tony Beard. The Beard family have a history of mito, with Pippa being severely affected. Pippa’s sister Toby experiences mild symptoms and would love have a child of her own. Mitochondrial donation could ensure that she doesn’t pass on this debilitating disease to her future child.
UK becomes the first country to officially authorise clinical use of mitochondrial donation
Read a media release from AMDF regarding the latest updates from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). The HFEA have officially authorised the use of mitochondrial donation in the UK. AMDF hopes that the Australian government will follow suit and legalise the IVF technique.
AMDF welcomes HFEA’s approval of the adoptation of mitochondrial donation
Read a media release from AMDF that discusses AMDF’s stance on mitochondrial donation in light of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s approval of the technique in the UK.
MamaMia story on mitochondrial donation
Read a story from MamaMia about mitochondrial donation. In the story, Alice Gibson, who has mitochondrial disease (mito), talks about difficulty of planning a family without access to this revolutionary IVF technique.