Register to donate cord blood

Donating cord blood does not interfere with the natural process of delivery. Blood stem cells are collected from the umbilical cord and/or placenta after the baby is delivered, there are no significant risks to you or your baby.

We test every cord blood for diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, the virus that causes AIDS), hepatitis B and C, human T-lymphotropic virus (HTVL), syphilis and West Nile Virus (WNV). Your cord blood will also be tested to determine its match to a potential patient, blood type and to confirm that the blood does not contain cytomegalovirus or hemoglobin abnormalities such as sickle cell disease. 

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Step 1: Get informed.


Review key cord blood donor information online or in your downloaded registration kit for your designated collection centre. Links to download forms can be found below.

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Step 2: Consent to donate.


Give your completed consent form either to your healthcare provider during one of your prenatal visits or bring it with you on your delivery day and tell your nurse you wish to donate. 

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Step 3: Donate cord blood.


Donate cord blood. Cord blood is collected after your baby and placenta have been safely delivered. If your baby’s cord blood unit qualifies, a nurse will visit you to collect additional information before you leave the hospital.  

Book your donation