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To ask you to sign this petition in Charlie's memory?

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I know some of you have followed Charlie Beard-Harris's story He sadly lost his battle against leukaemia on Friday.

His family have set up a Petition to Increase Awareness and Availability of Umbilical Cord Donation

It has reached 16,000 signatures, which means the government have to give them a response. Another 84,000 signatures would mean the government have to debate it.

WIBU to ask you all to sign it please?

MunchkinsMumof2 Sun 10-Feb-13 21:05:02

Done, sending love to Charlie's family at such a sad time.

MavisGrind Sun 10-Feb-13 21:05:38

done and bump

Corygal Sun 10-Feb-13 21:07:31


GlitterySkulls Sun 10-Feb-13 21:08:23

i couldn't find it on the main talk board, but by sheer luck i had a thread that had been moved there on my "threads i'm on" list, here we go-

BattlingFanjos Sun 10-Feb-13 21:10:13

Signed and shared on Facebook. I actually asked about this when my DS was born, after reading something that left an impact and knowing nothing about it. I was brushed off sad if I'd have looked into it more I would have pushed for information

Thanks all. Let's try to keep it here shall we? Much more traffic grin

thebody Sun 10-Feb-13 21:18:23

Wonder why more isn't known about this?

thebody Sun 10-Feb-13 21:19:05

Soz posted too soon, would have gladly given mine.

I think because it is only available at so few places sad

If I'm ever lucky enough to have DC2, I'd seriously try to get my antenatal care at one of the hospitals that offer it so that I could donate cord blood.

JessyLou32 Sun 10-Feb-13 21:25:20


thebody Sun 10-Feb-13 21:27:22

Yes agree it would be a wonderful thing to do.

Bakingnovice Sun 10-Feb-13 21:27:22

Signed and shared.

AmandaLF Sun 10-Feb-13 21:28:16


I checked what hospitals done this in scotland and there's just 1 which is really bloody shocking.

GlitterySkulls Sun 10-Feb-13 21:28:45

no, i just meant if HQ post to say they're deleting, ask them to move it instead, that's all smile

thegreylady Sun 10-Feb-13 21:30:58


Sirzy Sun 10-Feb-13 21:30:58

Will do it now.

Which hospitals currently offer it?

giraffesCantEatNHSPotatoes Sun 10-Feb-13 21:38:06

Aillidh, expats dd had her bone marrow transplant from cord blood.

AML is a bastard!

I signed a few days ago.

Mrcrumpswife Sun 10-Feb-13 21:40:03

Signed and shared.

I know Glittery. I was just trying to write something to keep us in active convos grin

For those of you wanting more info:

Charlie's Cords for Life FB page
Anthony Nolan info about cord donation

Looks like the only hospital's currently accepting cord blood donations in England are Birmingham Women’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital or The Royal Free Hospital in London, the Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital. Not enough sad

CatherineMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 10-Feb-13 21:42:53

Hi all, whilst we appreciate this is a really good cause, we're afraid we don't allow petition threads on the boards so we're going to have to delete this.

Hospital's? OMG. Hospitals. Sorry.

Can you move it to the petitions page that Glittery linked to instead of deleting? Pretty please?

LineRunner Sun 10-Feb-13 21:45:54

OP you can do a thread to raise awareness by naming those hospitals.

Thanks LineRunner. I'll do that after this one goes poof.

girlsyearapart Sun 10-Feb-13 21:50:45


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