BetFred Ball Helps Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
inaugural BetFred Foundation ball was recently held at the Hilton
Hotel in Manchester in support of Royal Manchester Children's
The event, hosted by Vernon Kay, saw 400 guests enjoying a
fabulous make believe themed evening which raised £189,000 on the
Money raised will go towards providing the Bone Marrow
Transplant Unit with a Miltenyi Prodigy Machine that can process
stem cells to ensure they are suitable for transplant. This
will mean that children who need to a stem cell donation from their
parents will no longer need to be separated from their family when
they need them most, as their parents can now donate their cells at
the MRI rather than travelling to London.
The Prodigy machine is also able to manipulate cells in
different ways including gene therapy techniques which will also
help the Unit in its future gene therapy protocols.