Upstate Cord Blood Bank is the Region's Only Public Cord Blood Donation Center!
The Upstate Cord Blood Bank is dedicated to saving and improving lives through the use of donated cord blood. We are a local, not-for-profit, public donation center for women who choose to give the life-saving gift of cord blood. Umbilical cord blood is rich in stem cells and has been shown to have a beneficial value in fighting against blood cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma, and as many as 80 other life-threatening diseases. A cord blood transplant might just be the only hope of a cure for those suffering from cancer and other diseases.
What Is Cord Blood Banking?
After a baby is born, the umbilical cord is cut and usually discarded as medical waste along with the placenta. Cord blood banking is a way to preserve your baby’s umbilical cord blood, which is collected by knowledgeable healthcare providers after delivery. The cord blood is then stored in the state-of-the-art, Upstate Cord Blood Bank in Syracuse. As a public bank, you have the option to donate to patients seeking cord blood for life-saving medical treatments.
Why Donate Cord Blood?
According to the National Marrow Donor Program, approximately 12,000 people are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases every year, and thousands of them will die waiting for treatment. A transplant from donated cord blood could be their best, and possibly their only, hope of a cure. It is a painless, risk-free procedure that takes about 10 minutes after you deliver and could provide a life-saving treatment for someone in need of a transplant.
Interested in learning more about how you and your baby can save lives with cord blood? We would love to talk with you about how to make that possible. If you are an expectant mother looking to donate, please call the Upstate Cord Blood Bank at (315) 492-2600.