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Anthony Nolan & NHSBT cord support programme

Nottingham Cord Training – consent forms with Roger Horton

The Anthony Nolan & NHSBT Cord Support Programme is a suite of free services designed to ensure selection, requesting and handling CBUs is as simple as possible for you.

How we can support you:


  • Brief on CBB operational specifics to accompany CBU Reports
  • Cord focused conferences and workshops
  • Regular email updates and new papers alert
  • CBU provision statistics and data


  • On-site training on CBU selection and quality evaluation
  • On-site training on CBU handling and troubleshooting
  • Customised training on any aspects of CBU request
  • On-site assistance in the event of CBU bag damage


  • CBU Report Quality Checklist Service
  • BSHI Cord Blood Unit Selection Advisory Panel
  • CBU Selection and Provision ad-hoc advisory service
  • CBU Shortlisting service
  • Access to urgent CBU quality inquiries phone line (managed by CBU expert)
  • Post-thaw data clinic

Your enquiries to the Cord Support Programme will be addressed by the following experts:

  • HLA expertise

    Dr Colin Brown – Consultant Clinical Scientist (NHSBT, Colindale)
    Dr Sharon Vivers - Head of Stem Cell Search and Selection (Anthony Nolan, London)
  • Cord Blood Bank expertise

    Mr Daniel Gibson – Director Cell and Gene therapy Services (Anthony Nolan, Nottingham)
    Dr Roger Horton – Lead Cord Specialist (Anthony Nolan, Nottingham)
    Ms. Alexandra Ross -  Head of Cord Bank (NHSBT, Bristol)
    Mr Christopher Leonforte – Head of the Cell Therapy Centre
  • Operational expertise

    Dr Irina Evseeva – Head of Specialist Services (Anthony Nolan, London)
    Mrs. Laila Roberts - Services Development Lead (Anthony Nolan, London)

Contact us

Our services can be tailored to best suit your transplant centre. If you have any questions, or if you want to apply for any of these services, please contact us using the form below.