Inner Wheel Club breakfast to help fund cord research

A BREAKFAST this month will help raise funds and awareness for cord blood research.

The Inner Wheel Club of Wodonga will host the event on April 13 at La Maison Cafe on Wodonga’s Lincoln Causeway.

It will help fund research into the use of cord blood, found in a baby’s umbilical cord, which has a high concentration of marrow cells used in transplants for children with blood disorders including leukaemia.

National Cord Blood co-ordinator Anne McGill said in some cases, cord blood gave sick children a “second chance at life”.

“Research has come along in leaps and bounds over the past five years,” she said.

“In the future, researchers are hoping to develop a new lining for the lungs of those who suffer from cystic fibrosis.”

Tickets cost $25 and are available by phoning 0408 575 045.