Resources For Parents

Additional Resources about Cord Blood

A wealth of information about cord blood collection and usage in transplants can be found on various websites.  However, to ensure you are provided the most accurate and up-to-date information on cord blood banking, we recommend parents refer to the following sites:

 

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has published a Committee Opinion on Umbilical Cord Blood Banking. The official press release can be accessed at:

https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Genetics/Umbilical-Cord-Blood-Banking

https://www.acog.org/Clinical-Guidance-and-Publications/Committee-Opinions/Committee-on-Obstetric-Practice/Delayed-Umbilical-Cord-Clamping-After-Birth?IsMobileSet=false

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

The American Academy of Pediatrics has also published several articles regarding Cord Blood Donation and its uses. Please feel free to review the following:

https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/140/5/e20172695

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/prenatal/decisions-to-make/Pages/Should-We-Store-Our-Newborns-Cord-Blood.aspx

https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/AAP-Encourages-Use-of-Public-Cord-Blood-Banks.aspx

 

Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood

For more information on public donation and private storage, including questions to ask private family banks, see the “Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood” at:

https://parentsguidecordblood.org/en

 

Health Resources and Services Administration

A helpful site managed by the HRSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, can be found at:

https://bloodcell.transplant.hrsa.gov/CORD/index.html

 

U.S Food and Drug Administration

If you’re considering donating to a cord blood bank, the FDA put out a useful article that contains what you need to know while deciding. The article is attached below:

https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/cord-blood-what-you-need-know

 

If you reside outside of New York, please research your local public cord blood bank for information on your state and local regulations. Please contact Upstate Cord Blood Bank for more information on how to get started at (315) 492-2600.