UK Government
United Kingdom

Please join CRY’s campaign for justice for families of fit and healthy young people who are dying from undiagnosed but inherited heart conditions.

Every week in the UK, 12 young people (under 35 years) die from undiagnosed heart conditions and CRY believe there are hundreds more ‘broken hearts’ which are not being sent to heart specialists for proper examination due to short-comings in the coroners’ system.

This means other family members are at risk if a genetic heart defect is present; and bereaved families suffer even more heartache from not knowing the true cause of death.

To stop these short-comings, a Chief Coroner must be at the heart of the coroners’ system.

A Bill is going through Parliament NOW which proposes to abolish the role of Chief Coroner for England and Wales and this needs to be stopped.

Please sign this petition TODAY to demonstrate to the government the urgent need to retain the role of Chief Coroner, who will: enforce national standards, introduce accountability, end unnecessary delays and most importantly stop the current post code lottery that bereaved families experience when faced with the tragedy of a young sudden cardiac death.

Please make your voice heard to protect hundreds of other young lives today.

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