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By Anonymous (not verified) on 26 Jul 2017 - 23:19
Do you test on any animals
By Midwife @Tommys on 27 Jul 2017 - 15:31
Hi, all research is conducted in a regulated environment for designated and approved medical research. For information about our research strategy please visit https://www.tommys.org/our-organisation/our-research/research-location/our-strategy-funding-research
Thank you for your comment. Tommy's Midwives x
By Anonymous (not verified) on 22 May 2017 - 11:58
I phoned with an embarrassing question. Will my phone number be stored?
By Midwife @Tommys on 22 May 2017 - 12:38
No, You can be assured that we maintain full confidentiality.