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Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation. Our mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. We fund world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.  

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Progress in spinal cord research is largely driven by private funding. Wings for Life is dependent on donations from individuals and companies. 100% of all donations are used for research purposes because all administrative costs are kindly covered by the Red Bull Company.

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2018 is the year I’m going to be a dad

2018 is the year I’m going to be a dad

This is the time of year that most of you will start reflecting on the past twelve months. This year, I will not. Actually, the future is the only thing that counts for me now... Wolfang Illek´s thoughts.

5 Great Opportunities to Support Us

5 Great Opportunities to Support Us

You want to contribute to making spinal cord injury curable? Apart from the usual ways to donate, here are five extraordinary ideas you can use to support us over the festive period.

The Cord Club Returns in Style

The Cord Club Returns in Style

A special sensory experience and an evening full of surprises, created exclusively for The Cord Club.

The Stem Cell Connection

The Stem Cell Connection

Researchers in California are investigating whether stem cells can be integrated into and connected with the spinal cord’s tissue. Their goal: to lay the groundwork for a breakthrough therapy

We fund ReNetX Bio with $7M

We fund ReNetX Bio with $7M

Wings for Life has made a significant commitment to ReNetX Bio, a biotech startup that is advancing a cutting-edge therapy for chronic spinal cord injury to clinical trial.

Intermittent hypoxia improves hand use

Intermittent hypoxia improves hand use

Using lower levels of oxygen improves hand function in chronic spinal cord injury patients.

“This Evening Creates Hope”

“This Evening Creates Hope”

A mountain hut in Flachau with a first sprinkle of snow, a pleasant meeting attended by more than a hundred invited guests, and an incredible donation - this was our Gipfeltreffen 2017.

(Almost) Everything About Stem Cells

(Almost) Everything About Stem Cells

For many years, stem cells have been the main talking point in discussions about the future of medicine. But what exactly are stem cells, how are they obtained and how do we hope to benefit from them?

Chicago Cubs Star Kris Bryant auctions his cleats

Chicago Cubs Star Kris Bryant auctions his cleats

In honor of Wings for Life, reigning National League MVP and World Series hero Kris Bryant recently shined a light on spinal cord research by allowing artists to customize three pairs of game footwear.

Join us!

Join us!

The Wings for Life World Run is back! On May 6, 2018, we want as many people as possible to take part with organised app runs.

BLOG: Estrogen and its beneficial effects

BLOG: Estrogen and its beneficial effects

It makes a difference in the recovery whether a woman or a man is afflicted by a spinal cord injury. Vieri Failli, biologist, gives some insights into the topic.

Milestone: Researchers restore the “body shield”

Milestone: Researchers restore the “body shield”

Researchers discovered how acute spinal cord injury paralyses the immune system and were able to restore it experimentally.