Please donate now - patients’ lives are depending on us all
Lifesaving transplants can’t stop because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Without urgent financial support, stem cell donations could never make it to the patients who are counting on them to survive.
To continue to fund this emergency response, we need to raise vital extra funds every month that the coronavirus pandemic goes on.
Our urgent response work
Emergency Handover Hub
Our emergency ‘Handover Hub’ at Heathrow Airport is open 24 hours a day. This means international couriers, who can’t go into hospitals due to quarantine rules, can handover stem cells to one of our UK volunteers for the final lifesaving leg.
Increased health-checks for donors
To keep immunocompromised patients safe, we’re paying to carry out increased health checks in relation to the coronavirus for every new donor.
Critical patient support
Patients who are Shielding are under increasing strain as they cope with long periods in isolation. We’ve introduced emergency grants to help with financial pressures and a new Telephone Emotional Support service to provide expert psychological care.
Vital donor search
For every international matching donor that’s found for a UK patient, we’re searching for potential back-up donors here in the UK and paying to prepare cord blood units from our Cord Blood Bank from donated umbilical cords as a viable alternative.
WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT, THERE IS NO CURE
Our teams are working around the clock to keep stem cell donations moving. These are extraordinary times. But right now, there is something just as extraordinary you can do to help by donating to our emergency appeal.
Please donate whatever you can today to our Coronavirus Emergency Appeal to save patients’ lives. Without you, there is no cure.
If you’ve got any questions about our coronavirus response, please get in touch.