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Birth Asphyxia

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Oxygen deprived at birth

In the UK each year, more than 1,000 newborn babies are likely to lose their life or be permanently disabled after suffering brain injury due to oxygen shortage.

Cooling is a revolutionary therapy which is saving lives and reducing disability in babies with birth asphyxia.

We have supported research over the past 20 years which has contributed to the development of this life-changing therapy.

Baby Aiden, pictured above, had problems at birth and was whisked away to intensive care where the team began to reduce his body temperature to protect him from possible brain damage – a process known as cooling.

Read Aiden's story

Aiden's story

Aiden was treated with cooling therapy to help prevent brain damage, after complications at birth led to a shortage of oxygen.

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