At many transplant centres in the UK the use of umbilical cord blood for transplanting children and adults with disease such as leukaemia is increasing.
Cord blood is still being thrown away on a daily basis because parents aren’t made aware that they can donate or the hospital simply doesn’t have the facilities to carry out the procedure.
As a charity we have organised and been involved in some fabulous events, days outs around the region and have some great things to be proud of. We also welcome any ideas for fundraisers you may have.
We rely almost entirely on the good will and charity of the general public, without them we wouldn’t be able to do what we do or help raise awareness of umbilical cord donations.
In 2013, 688,000 units of cord blood were thrown away in England and Wales
We need to work together to prevent this waste!