US Cord Blood Donation Hospitals
There are no hospitals collecting cord blood donations in your state. Please use the 'mail-in' search feature to select a program that will enable you to mail-in your donation.
- How does the Institute of Medicine influence cord blood education?
- Congress commissioned an Institute of Medicine study on the ideal structure of a national cord blood
program. Based on the IoM report, Congress passed the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005 that was signed into law 20 Dec. 2005. The key language regarding education is the requirement: Information provided to the maternal donor regard(s) all of her medically appropriate cord blood options. ie: Education of expectant parents and Informed Consent of maternal donors should cover all options, not just donation.
- Who is able to donate cord blood?
In theory, any expectant mother who passes the medical screening is eligible to donate. In practice, the biggest hurdle faced by families who wish to donate is finding a bank to accept their donation. There are only about 200 hospitals in the US that collect cord blood sex hikayesi donations from births, and most of them require you to register for donation weeks ahead of the birth. The handful of programs that accept mail-in donations are opening this opportunity to the rest of the American public.
- Maryland has state legislation around cord blood education that only asks hospitals and obstetricians to distribute information about public donation of cord blood. The Maryland bill was enacted 2 May 2006 and became effective 1 Oct. 2006.
- New Jersey
- New Jersey was the first state to have a state wide program of collecting cord blood donations for the public, established by executive order on 18 Oct. 2005. New Jersey has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking. The New Jersey bill was enacted 7 Jan. 2008 and became effective 7 Apr. 2008.
- Missouri has state legislation around cord blood education that follows the Institute of Medicine guidelines and mandates/encourages physicians to educate expectant parents about ALL forms of cord blood banking. Missouri was the third state to explicitly endorse the use of educational materials from Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation. The Missouri bill was enacted 8 July 2011 and became effective 1 Oct. 2011.