WE ARE UNIQUE AMONGST ALL OTHER BLOOD CANCER CHARITIES. We are the only UK charity that offers a FREE umbilical cord blood collection and banking service for qualifying families. This service, called Model Cell Biobank, is designed to allow the collection and storage of cord blood stem cells to families who have a history of cancer in their immediate family and who cannot afford to pay for a private service. These cells will then be available for at least the following 25 years, to treat the child from whom they were collected, or another family member.
The service costs us over £2,000 per collection to deliver and your support could give hope, and possible life saving treatment, to a family who needs it now, or in the future and cannot afford to pay for it themselves.
In addition, we also support research into stem cell therapies to treat blood cancer and seek to raise the awareness of everyone as to the potential benefits of this type of treatment which is not as well known as it should be.
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