What is The Anthony Nolan Cord Blood Programme?

What is The Anthony Nolan Cord Blood Programme?

The Anthony Nolan Cord Blood Programme was established in 2008 to help meet the unmet need for transplants. Since its inception, the programme has collected over 50,000 lifesaving cord blood units, yielding an inventory of nearly 10,000 high quality cords suitable for transplant.

If you know which of our services would be of benefit to your transplant centre, Contact Us today. Otherwise, read on to find out how our cord blood bank operates, and the range of services we offer to help transplant centres select the best possible cord units for their patients.

Why is cord blood so useful?

The blood from the umbilical cord and placenta is a rich source of stems cells, capable of replenishing a patient’s bone marrow in a transplant setting. It is used to treat a variety of life-limiting conditions, including:

  • Blood malignancies, such as leukaemia and lymphoma
  • Bone marrow failure syndromes
  • Haemoglobinopathies, or blood disorders, such as sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia
  • Immunodeficiencies
  • Metabolic disorders

Our Cord Blood Bank

The Anthony Nolan Cord Blood bank, which is housed within the Anthony Nolan Cell Therapy Centre, was established to complement our established adult register and help meet the unmet need in transplant. 

We continue to grow the inventory with an emphasis on enriching and diversifying the units stored, helping ensure patients around the world can access a transplant when needed.

If you have a cord blood request, Contact Us today and we’ll aim to get back to you within one working day.