Donate your Baby's Cord Blood
Donate Umbilical Cord Blood. Give Birth to HOPE.
A joyous event for you could become
the same for someone in need.

In the past, when a baby was born, the umbilical cord
was thrown away.

But today, blood from the umbilical cord can be collected
after your baby's birth and donated to a public cord blood
bank to help someone with a life-threatening disease. 

For more information on the hows and whys of cord blood collection:

To find out if your hospital is a designated pubic cord blood bank, go to: Collectors at hospitals: http://marrow.org/Get_Involved/Donate_Cord_Blood/How_to_Donate/Where_to_Donate.aspx  

if your hospital is not a public cord blood bank, go to:  

IN CALIFORNA: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cordblood/

In other part of nation....
This process must be started before 34 weeks of pregnancy. 

Please let us know about your cord blood donation.
We would love pictures of your cord and your baby
so we can educate others about this amazing gift of life.
Imagine giving life to your own child and life to
another with their cord. 

Donating is a simple thing, receiving can be everything:

If you choose to donate umbilical cord blood, your labor
and delivery are not affected.

No blood is taken from your baby,
only from the umbilical cord itself after your baby is born.

Get information to help you make an informed decision:
Learn how to donate:
  • How to donate cord blood
  • – Get a step-by-step overview of the donation
  • process, including your role, how cord blood
  • is collected in the hospital and what happens
  • at the public cord blood bank
  • Learn if you can donate –
  •  See medical eligibility guidelines for donation
  • Where to donate – Find out if your hospital works
  • with a public cord blood bank and whether
  • there is a public bank in your area
NMDP commitment to cord blood donation:

For 20 years, the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)
has matched donors and patients to facilitate bone marrow
 transplants and help save lives.
Today, the NMDP is committed to partnering with cord blood banks
around the world to build a strong network and inventory
of high-quality cord blood units available to
any patient who needs a transplant.

In 2006, the NMDP was selected by the
U.S. federal government to operate the nation’s
Cord Blood Coordinating Center.

We are also conducting a research study on cord blood
transplantation and patient outcomes.
(Learn more about our network of banks in the United States
 — listed in Where to Donate
— as well as international cord blood registries.)

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