Inner Wheel organised a raffle to raise money for cord blood research on Friday.
Coin for a Cord Day is a national project of Inner Wheel Australia. This year, the Inner Wheel Club of Narrandera’s Cord Blood Co-ordinator Marilyn Manning organised to raffle a hamper
to raise funds for the cause.
Coin for a Cord Day aims to raise funds for cord blood research.
Cord blood is the blood remaining in the umbilical cord after a child is born. This blood is rich in stem cells, which are the building blocks for all blood cell varieties in the human body.
The harvesting process is non-detrimental to either mother or child, as the umbilical cords are used after they have been cut from the baby.
Cord blood is a vital part of treatment for diseases such as leukaemia, anaemia, bone marrow failure and immune disorders.
Transplants of cord blood can help people to rebuild their immune systems after chemotherapy. Sometimes as little as 30ml of cord blood can be enough to save a life.
Inner Wheel began their support in 2000, when they were informed that stem cell research would be a formidable force in the future of medical science. Since Inner Wheel Australia started fundraising, they have raised over $2.5 million for cord blood donations and research.