Support Akron Children's Hospital Mitochondrial Center

Mitochondrial Center

Your donation to the Mitochondrial Center, an Akron Children’s Hospital center of excellence, will support a recognized leader in the research and treatment of mitochondrial diseases in children and adults. Mitochondrial diseases are long-term, genetic disorders that keeps mitochondria from producing enough energy for the body to function properly which impacts growth, development and lifespan.

Your support will help our internationally recognized team physicians and researchers who are making huge strides in improving the quality of life of those impacted by mitochondrial diseases.


The Mitochondrial Center is one of only six pediatric hospitals in the U.S. designated a Center of Excellence by the United Mitochondrial Association and one of only 15 mitochondrial care centers in the North American Mitochondrial Disease Consortium.

Thanks to your donation, the Mitochondrial Center will continue to treat children who are living with mitochondrial disease while advancing research and innovation in the treatment of mitochondrial diseases.

Visit our blog to meet Abby MacCurtain and learn more about how the work of the Mitochondrial Center is impacting children every day.

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