In creating one life why not save another?

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Cord Blood Bank after the birth of your baby,
just like Bilal's mum did.

How cord blood saved my life

Alessia's Story

At 10 days old, Alessia was taken to hospital with a severe skin complaint causing her skin to blister and weep. When she didn’t respond to antibiotics, further tests revealed that she was suffering from Omens SCID, a rare life-threatening immune deficiency.

A stem cell transplant was Alessia’s only hope for survival and the search for a stem cell unit began. The best match for Alessia was found in a cord blood unit, which was collected 9 years previously. Alessia received her cord blood transplant in February 2006 and she left hospital nine weeks later. The cord blood transplant was a complete success and Alessia is now a healthy, happy and active little girl.

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Alessia with her parents

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