I carried my baby for 41 weeks, anxious to keep him or her safe. And when I gave birth to a beautiful healthy little girl, like all mothers, I knew I would do anything to protect her.
I can’t imagine how hard it is being told your child has blood cancer, especially if there’s no match. And that’s why I donated my cord blood. The whole process is so easy, and if one sick little boy or girl could be helped from it, how amazing would that be?
Anthony Nolan made the whole process so straightforward. I completed a form, signed it and agreed to give the cord blood. The rest was all taken care of by the Anthony Nolan team. They even came to the hospital to say thank you after Abigail was born (and of course, to have a cuddle!).
All I can say is it was such a simple, easy way to help save a life. Why wouldn’t you do it?
Anthony Nolan currently collects cord blood in the following four hospitals:
You can only donate if you’re giving birth at one of these hospitals.