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Since 1995, WineFest – A Toast to Children’s Health has grown bigger and better, drawing crowds of always-generous backers who champion our team of physician-researchers — lauded for their world-class medical breakthroughs and care. And to date, WineFest has raised an incredible $23 million in support of trailblazing pediatric discoveries at M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital. That calls for cheers all around!

The most notable accomplishments include:

  • The first pediatric open-heart surgeries using hypothermia and cross-circulation
  • The first successful pediatric bone marrow transplant from a non-twin donor
  • The first pediatric kidney biopsy
  • The first bone marrow transplant to treat a lethal skin disease in children, showing that stem cells contained in bone marrow can repair injured skin tissue
  • Development of a pioneering technique for transplanting kidneys in infants
  • Development of the high-frequency chest compression system to treat cystic fibrosis
  • Development of less invasive approaches to pediatric heart repair, including leading-edge trials of the pediatric Berlin Heart device, which helps keep kids’ hearts strong until they can receive a transplant

Support lifesaving discoveries for children everywhere

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Brittany Minke.

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