Your on-going support enables us to remain at the forefront of scientific research into osteoporosis. Thanks to the valuable contribution that gifts in Wills make to our research programme, we have been able to fund 130 research projects that have led to vast improvements in the way the condition is diagnosed and treated.
Excellent research scientists, from many different fields of study, are showing a growing interest in developing our understanding of osteoporosis. With a gift in your Will to the National Osteoporosis Society we can continue to fund the best, most promising research projects in the years ahead. You can help to improve the quality of life for everyone with osteoporosis but, ultimately, it could prevent your loved ones and future generations from ever having to endure the painful and disabling effects of broken bones.
To find out more about our current research projects please visit our research section.
For people affected by osteoporosis, information and support can be two of the most important elements in helping them to better manage their condition. Our nurses’ Helpline handles over 12,000 enquires every year and acts as a lifeline for people struggling to come to terms with osteoporosis. They provide crucial information, answers and reassurance to people when they need us most.
By leaving a gift in your will you can ensure that we can continue this valuable support that so many people into the future will rely on.
Only 42% of Health care organisations in the UK provide a Fracture Liaison Service to routinely assess people, who have broken a bone, for osteoporosis.
Fracture Liaison Services ensure that individuals who have sustained one fracture are identified, assessed and then managed appropriately to find out whether they have osteoporosis and to avoid any future fractures. They directly help those affected by the condition, putting them on the best treatment path, reducing their risk of subsequent fractures.
Gifts in wills play an essential part in helping us ensure that everyone has access to these vital services into the future. A gift will help provide advice and tools to help build a business case for a Fracture Liaison Service, giving hospitals the best chance of succeeding for funding.
The publication of our recent Life with Osteoporosis report has resulted in more exposure for the condition. This report is just one way in which we are working to raise awareness of the realities of the condition and the impact osteoporosis has on the everyday lives of those affected by the condition.
Gifts in wills are essential in ensuring that osteoporosis gets the attention it deserves.