Become a Friend of Borne
Join a community of regular givers determined to end premature birth.
You have the power to stop premature birth.
It takes 9 months to carry a baby to term. With as little as £9 a month, you can help ensure children do not arrive before their due date.
Your vital contribution goes towards our life-saving research to end premature birth.
Your friendship means a lot.
Your friendship fuels scientific discoveries.
Friends of Borne achieve amazing things, from equipping our labs to attracting the brightest scientific minds to this area of medical research.
Your friendship sustains our research.
Friends of Borne are our lifeblood. Without you, we cannot plan, scale our research or accelerate the pace of discovery.
You are part of a close-knit community.
Friends of Borne are a community of purpose and support. Many have been personally affected by premature birth and they are vocal about the need for a solution.
Why do we need to prevent premature birth?
An overlooked issue
Every year, 15 million babies are born too soon. Over 1 million die. Those who survive are often faced with debilitating disabilities throughout their lives. Yet we do not know why premature birth happens, and how to prevent it.
What we do
Borne brings scientists and doctors together to advance our understanding of pregnancy and to identify strategies to prevent preterm labour. The maternal immune system during pregnancy is central to our investigation.