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The Youngest Donor
One cord. 80 potential cures.
The stem cells found in umbilical cord blood can be used cure 80 diseases that include cancers, hereditary anemias, and disorders of the metabolism or immune system. Patients in need of a stem cell transplant may rely on donated cord blood units. But due to a lack of awareness, over 90% of this life-saving resource is simply discarded as medical waste. At Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood foundation, we aim to help millions of potential donors understand why cord blood is such a valuable resource for thousands of children and adults in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant.
If you’d like to become a cord blood donor, talk to your doctor or midwife about adding it to your birth plan or find out more under the Donate Cord Blood section of this website. Click on this list to download a Birth Plan Checklist from Parent's Guide to Cord Blood and The Youngest Donor: