We encourage you to consider donating your cord blood for valuable life-saving transplants and research.
Donating your cord blood is free, painless, and it won’t disrupt your birth plan!
Participating provider offices will include information about the Upstate Cord Blood Bank program in your prenatal packet. You will need to complete and mail the donation forms before you deliver.
Before your baby is born, we also recommend that you inform your provider of your decision to donate with us.
Here is what you need to know about the process:
The health of you and your baby is important to us. We do not recommend donating under the following conditions:
- You are less than 36 weeks pregnant at the time of delivery.
- You have received no prenatal care prior to delivery.
- You are having multiple babies (ex. twins, triplets).
- You are less than 18 years old at the time of delivery.