Why 17? Campaign

Every day in the UK 17 babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth, why?. This is a loss of 6500 babies each year in the UK alone, a shocking figure equivalent to:
            • sixteen jumbo jets crashing each year
            • four times the number of people who die of MRSA each year
            • twice the number of people killed on our roads each year.
Sands believe this number of deaths is totally unacceptable and have launched the Why 17? Campaign to raise awareness of this loss and to ask the question:

 "Why are 17 babies a day dying and what can be

done to halt this national tragedy?"

The campaign will run for 5 years and aims to raise £3 million to develop and support projects that will lead to changes in practice that could save babies’ lives and fund research into the causes and prevention of stillbirths and neonatal deaths.

To support this campaign please go to www.Why17.org where you can pledge your support, donate online to help Sands reach their £3 million target and find out how you can get involved.