Vascular Birthmarks

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To meet other parents see support groups below or meet other parents online in our closed Facebook group

Please see below for reliable medical information on Vascular Birthmarks produced by alternative providers.

NHS website (general)

Patient UK (port wine stains)

Although alternative links have been selected with great care, Contact  cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors. Alternative information providers give details of their quality control procedures on their website, which includes review of information by a qualified medical professional.

Is there support?

Birthmark Support Group

Tel: 07825 855 888

The Group is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1090952, set up by parents of children with vascular birthmarks. It provides support and information to anyone who has a birthmark, and their family and friends. The Group ensures a better understanding amongst the medical profession about types of birthmarks, possible complications and treatment, not only of the birthmark but of the whole person. It aids research into the cause of birthmarks (so far unknown) and possible cures, raises general awareness and acceptance, and eases the path through school by educating teachers and pupils.

Group details last reviewed September 2023.

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