Cord blood donation campaign launched by parents of Charlie Harris-Beard

Charlie Harris-Beard
Charlie Harris-Beard Credit: ITV News Central

The parents of Charlie Harris Beard have started a petition to raise awareness of cord blood donation.

Two year old Charlie Harris Beard from Worcestershire, died last month from leukemia, but his life was prolonged after he received a cord donor transplant from America.

Charlie's parents now want to make sure others can benefit from cord blood donation.

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Cord blood donation campaign

The parents of Charlie Harris Beard have started a petition to raise awareness of cord blood donation. After birth, the umbilical cord is normally thrown away but if it's collected, a woman can potentially give birth and save a life on the same day.