In creating one life why not save another?

It's easy to donate your cord blood to the NHS
Cord Blood Bank after the birth of your baby,
just like Chloe's Mum did

Cord Blood

Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born. It is rich in stem cells, which can help to cure many life threatening diseases.

The stem cells found in cord blood restore the function of the patient’s immune and blood producing systems. It is an alternative to using bone marrow, with the advantage of being immediately available when required.

Following the birth of a baby, the placenta and umbilical cord are usually thrown away along with these life saving stem cells.

Register now if you are interested in donating your cord blood.

Stem Cell
A stem cell, as seen under a microscope.
Photo: Steve Gschmeissner/Science photo library.

Want to get in touch?
Contact us on:

t: 0800 783 5870
e: cordblood.donation@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Melissa

Cord blood saved my life

Find out why Melissa needed a Cord Blood Donation when she was just 6 months old.
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Where can I donate?

Where can I donate?

Cord blood can be donated at Barnet General Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital, Luton & Dunstable Hospital, St George's Hospital, Watford General Hospital and University College Hospital.
Register now to donate

Bone Marrow

Bone Marrow

The British Bone Marrow Registry. For more information
click here

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