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

What is it used for?

Cord blood is rich in stem cells and can be used to treat patients who are suffering from life threatening diseases, including:

  • Malignancies - a cancer of the blood, e.g. Leukaemia, lymphoma
  • Bone marrow failure - when bone marrow doesn't produce the cells it should
  • Haemoglobinopathies - a blood disorder e.g. Sickle cell anaemia, thalassaemia
  • Immunodeficiencies - when the immune system doesn't work properly
  • Metabolic disorders - which affect the breakdown of waste products in the body.

Thanks to scientific research in this field, we are constantly discovering more and more diseases and conditions that can be successfully treated with stem cells found in cord blood.

For the transplant to be a success, stem cells taken from the cord blood must match the patient's tissue type as closely as possible. So, for patients to have the best chance of a 'match' we need to store as many cord blood donations as possible, and we can't do this without you.

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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Stem cells have the ability to make new blood cells:


  • Red cells to carry oxygen around the body
  • White cells to fight infection
  • Platelets which are needed to help blood clot
Bone Marrow

Bone Marrow

The British Bone Marrow Registry. For more information
click here

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