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I cannot afford to bank my babies stem cells, in a cord blood registry.
BUT i would love them to do some good in research for diseases like Parkensins (sp?)....ect........ Does anyone know HOW i can donate my babies cord blood for research, and if you cant....whynot?? So many mothers would donate if anyone would just ASK!

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Asked by loriloriaustin at 6:44 PM on Mar. 6, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • i think if you could just donate it that the cord blood registrey would have info on that

    but here is one site i found

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 6:46 PM on Mar. 6, 2009


    and this is the CBR site maybe they could give you soem more info

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 6:47 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Yes you can donate it. Just ask the hospital you will have the baby they have a procedure so that they will bring the stuff u need at the time of birth to take it away. You just need to ask in advance b/4 the baby comes

    Answer by sanab at 7:05 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • I did! The hospital I delivered at didn't have a donation program in place(I was the first person my OB had that wanted to donate ~ she was more excited about it than I was!). So I went to and filled out their form.  They sent me the donation kit to give to my OB.  After the collection there's an 800 number to call and a courier comes and picks it up.


    Answer by desert_diva at 7:46 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • yup. just ask your dr.
    my midwife asked me if i wanted to donate my placenta and cord to a biological research place. . . they actually paid me $50 for it. it was pretty cool. . . since i'm not for stem cell research that's done on embryos. . . but they can do the same research using stem cells in cord blood and in the placenta.

    Answer by rachelo at 12:51 AM on Mar. 7, 2009

  • These companies store the blood stem cells for use in transplants. They may also sell to researchers for scientific research.

    Here is a good site giving an overview of your options and what to look for:

    The National Marrow Donor Program is accepting cord blood. They use it in patients in a method very similar to bone marrow transplants.

    Cord:Use makes these donations available for stem cell matching and therapeutic use by the general population.

    The National Cord Blood Program


    Answer by sunmoonstars at 6:38 AM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • I am the OP....................................... Why dont they do more of this asking people to donate???
    If you think of how many women have babies everyday!! and how many women would donate thier cord blood if they were just ASKED. They might not even HAVE to use embreos for this reaserch with all of the donated cells they would be recieving, it just blows my mind why thier wouldnt be a country wide plea for moms-to-be to donate this life saving material!!

    Answer by loriloriaustin at 10:49 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

  • Oh, BTW, I am in the processes of talking to my dr and contacting these agencies so I can donate my cord blood!, thank all you wonderfull ladies for your help and advice, please keep filling me with good info on this subject!

    Answer by loriloriaustin at 10:51 PM on Mar. 8, 2009

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