If my delivery hospital does not collect cord blood donations can I send a mail-in donation?
Within the United States, there are a few programs that provide parents with a collection kit that they can take to the hospital and then send a mail-in donation to a public cord blood bank or a research laboratory. These programs are not financially efficient, and therefore are very limited. As of 2010 there used to four public banks that accepted mail-in donations for the national transplant registry, but as of 2016 the only one still providing this service is the Cord for Life program at Lifeforce Cryobanks in Florida. Another option is the mail-in donation program at Sanercon CCEL, where cord blood is used for research to develop cures for neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. The Saneron program also has the convenience that the medical history is less strict and the deadline to register is more flexible.