Donate to the Heart Research Center

Heart Disease: Equal-Opportunity Killer

Heart disease is the number-one killer of men and women, taking nearly twice as many lives per year as cancer-and nearly as many as the seven following causes combined.

Why Research is Important

Have you ever undergone surgery? Taken medication for allergies? Been vaccinated against childhood diseases? If so, you've benefitted from research. Simply put, every single piece of medical knowledge we have has been a result of research - including animal research. It's not limited to what we think of as "major medical breakthroughs"-revolutionary cancer treatments or mapping the human genome. Research is behind every checkup, every prescription, and, yes, every life-saving surgery humans undergo.

You Can Make a Gift

We are now able to receive Online Donations.  This is the fastest and easiest way to support the Heart Research Center. Please let us know if your gift is in memory or in honor of someone. Also, if you would like us to notify a family or individual about your thoughtful gift, please include their name and address.

Gifts by Check

Please make checks payable to the OHSU Foundation, and write “Heart Research Center” on the check.  Mail to:

Heart Research Center
Oregon Health & Science University
3303 SW Bond Ave., CH15H
Portland, OR 97239-4501

Gifts by Credit Card

To make a gift by credit card, please call Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Pacific time zone): 503-494-2382, or visit our secure server and make an online donation.


Making a pledge to the Heart Research Center allows you to make installment payments on your gift. Monthly or annual pledges are available.

Matching Gifts

Many businesses participate in matching gift programs. This is a great way to increase the impact of your donation dollars. To find out if your company will make a matching gift, check our data base at


Call Lisa Rhuman, Center Administrator, at (503) 494-2382 for more information about giving options.