The end-of-year holiday season brings families and friends together, and many people will be asked by loved ones what they would like to receive as gifts.
These gifts can thoughtfully demonstrate an understanding of what the recipients enjoy or what matters most to them. To find these gifts, many people will head to shopping malls or scour internet shopping sites. But finding a physical object is less important than finding a gift with meaning.
Life might be the most meaningful thing there is, and preserving it is one of humanity’s most important challenges. Starting with a mini-heart, BIOLIFE4D is working tirelessly to 3D bioprint human hearts viable for transplant to help reduce the millions of deaths from heart disease each year. To make this possible, we need support in the form of investment from people who understand the significance and world-changing potential of what we aim to accomplish. What if your gift from a loved one was a donation to purchase a stake in this great endeavor?
Each share in BIOLIFE4D currently costs $12, which is already 20% higher than our launch price of $10. 40 shares would cost $480, which is less than the cost of many material gifts which have little chance of appreciating in value.
If you’re not familiar with the scope of the problem we’re trying to solve, heart disease is the world’s leading killer and in the United States, about 4,000 people are on a waiting list for heart transplants because there aren’t enough to go around. There are another 200,000 or more people who could use heart transplants but aren’t allowed on the waiting list because of the scarcity. When each heart transplant costs about $1.4 million over a recipient’s lifetime, that means we’re looking to fill a $280 billion gap in the U.S. alone. Worldwide, this has tremendous lifesaving and market potential.
By asking for a gift such as a donation to buy shares in a company looking to save millions of lives and looking to solve humanity’s deadliest disease, you may be returning the favor if this kind of technology winds up saving your loved one’s life one day.