The Anthony Nolan Trust, which helps blood cancer patients has opened two new collection centres in Nottingham.
With no hassle or risk and thanks to funding from the governments regional growth fund, new mum’s now have the opportunity to give life twice in one day by donating their umbilical cord.
Until now women in the city haven’t been able to donate their own cord blood, which has just been thrown away. The blood in the umbilical cord is rich in potentially life saving stem cells which is usually the only hope of a cure. It’s vital to the fight against blood cancers like leukaemia.
Only half the people on the stem cell transplant register can usually find matches, but with these new centres opening in Queens Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital, the likelihood of a match is now much higher.