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Dedicated Cord Blood Collector

Job Description

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 15 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

Blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan have a small team of cord blood collectors based on the Nightingale Birth Centre at Denmark Hill, who work together and as part of the multi disciplinary team on the Labour ward to offer every woman the opportunity to donate her umbilical cord blood. This cord blood is rich in stem cells and is usually thrown away as waste, however with the mother's consent, we collect these cells from the placenta so that they can hopefully be used as a life- saving transplant for patients suffering from a blood cancer or blood disorder. This is an opportunity to directly help to cure cancer, whilst being part of a dynamic and friendly team. You will be employed by Anthony Nolan directly and hold an Honorary position at King's.

*Please note: References must be received within one week of accepting the post*


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At King’s, we fully support the right of all staff to equal opportunities and are committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

Benefits available to all employees include: Workplace Nurseries, an excellent Pension Scheme and access to the Learning Zone.

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