• <span>Keeping up to date </span><br>

    Keeping up to date


    News about science, fundraising and events

  • <span>“The accident changed everything”</span><br>

    “The accident changed everything”


    Heinz and Hannes Kinigadner remember the worst day in their lives and talk about their common hope.

  • <span>Your Donations at Work </span><br>

    Your Donations at Work


    Every year we fund research projects all over the world.

  • <span>Under Pressure</span><br>

    Under Pressure


    Two researchers are working on new monitoring techniques for the ICU.

  • <span>“I didn´t stand a chance”</span><br>

    “I didn´t stand a chance”


    Yoshij Grimm opens up about his serious accident and how it changed his life.

Our mission

Spinal Cord Injury must become curable

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.  

Support us in achieving our goal.

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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.

News and events

Keeping up to date

Scientific Meetings July/August

Scientific Meetings July/August

Researchers exchange their knowledge on congresses, symposia, and meetings. Here is the scientific event calendar for July/August 2016

Astrocytes - The Star Cells

Astrocytes - The Star Cells

Astrocytes were long believed to play only a supporting role to the electrically active neurons. In the last few years, however, a different picture started emerging.

Molecular Balancing Act

Molecular Balancing Act

A Spanish scientist manipulates the body’s own immune response to protect the tissue from damage and improve function after spinal cord injury.

Volvo Car Austria donates 13,000 Euros

Volvo Car Austria donates 13,000 Euros

Volvo developed a reflective safety spray for bikers and pedestrians and donated the proceeds.

Morphine could make pain last longer

Morphine could make pain last longer

A study showed that morphine, a compound widely used to control pain might paradoxically generate more pain.

International Neurotrauma Summer School

International Neurotrauma Summer School

For the third time, students deepened their knowledge about SCI in a one-week International Neurotrauma Summer School. A short review.

“My biggest challenge ever”

“My biggest challenge ever”

Josh Smith was a graduate really going places. He was successful and sporty until the one day in August 2014. Here´s his story.

The Clay Day

The Clay Day

Our very first clay pigeon shooting day welcoming guests from the formula one community, raising over £80,000 for research.

Early career scientists watch out

Early career scientists watch out

International research scholars program supports scientists or physicians around the world.

Supporting helmets

Supporting helmets

Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo has signed and donated two racing helmets from last years season to raise money for spinal cord research.

"Everything matters, as well as helps"

"Everything matters, as well as helps"

The 18 year old Kendra was required to do a senior project and wanted to make a difference. Here is how she raised money for spinal cord research.

Announcing a new partnership

Announcing a new partnership

We are very proud that Wings for Life is chosen as London Bridge City's official charity. Here are all details.