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Whether you’re having trouble with your account, or would like to make a suggestion, Canadian Blood Services offers you quick and convenient options to troubleshoot or get in touch. Contact us via live chat, consult our FAQ, send an email, or give us a call at 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).

By donating your baby’s cord blood, you are providing hope to the hundreds of families waiting to find a stem cell match.

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Why Is Donating Cord Blood Important?

By donating umbilical cord stem cells you can help save someone’s life. Cord blood often becomes medical waste if it is not donated or stored.

What is Cord Blood?

Blood in the umbilical cord and placenta is rich with stem cells that can help save lives.

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Who Can Donate Cord Blood?

Cord blood donors from all ethnicities are needed. The best opportunity for a successful stem cell match is from someone with the same ethnic background.

How Do I Donate Cord Blood?

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Share on social media to show your support, and encourage others to join the movement. Let people know that by donating cord blood, you can Give Life to patients in need of a stem cell transplant.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there costs to donate?

Canadian Blood Services’ Cord Blood Bank collects cord blood donations at no charge. It is a public cord blood bank that is not affiliated with private cord blood banks.

Why should I donate?

Cord blood becomes medical waste if it is not donated or stored. When cord blood is donated, it can help save a patient’s life. Nadia is alive today because of a cord blood stem cell transplant.

Where do I donate?

Canadian Blood Services' Cord Blood Bank collects voluntarily donated cord blood units from mothers across Canada at the Ottawa Hospital General Campus, the William Osler Health System’s Brampton Civic Hospital, the Alberta Health Services’ Lois Hole Hospital for Women and the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre in Vancouver.

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