Upstate Cord Blood Bank is Upstate New York’s Choice for Lifesaving Public & Family Cord Blood Banking
We are dedicated to saving and improving lives through the use of banked cord blood. As a unique not-for-profit hybrid public and family banking center, we offer options for women who choose to give the lifesaving 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 transplant of the cord blood you bank 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 state-of-the-art, Upstate Cord Blood Bank in Syracuse. As a hybrid bank, you have the option to donate to patients seeking cord blood for lifesaving medical treatments or, you can pay to store your baby’s cord blood for your family’s personal use should you need it in the future.
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 of your baby’s 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 possibly save the life of someone in need of a transplant.
Interested in learning more about how 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 who is less than 36 weeks pregnant, please call the Upstate Cord Blood Bank at (315) 492-2600.