Watch this short video to hear why these couples decided to donate their baby's umbilical 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.
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.
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Our commitment to cord blood donation
The National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP) was selected by the U.S. government to operate the nation’s Cord Blood Coordinating Center as mandated by the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005 (Stem Cell Act 2005) and amended by Stem Cell Therapeutic Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Stem Cell Act of 2010). In this role, we work with doctors and researchers to continually improve cord blood transplantation and educate medical professionals. And, we operate as Be The Match®, encouraging expectant parents to donate umbilical cord blood to the Be The Match Registry® and helping patients who need a transplant.