What happens after my cord blood donation?

After the blood that is in the placenta and cord is collected, a preliminary test is done to determine if the cord blood unit qualifies to be stored in the bank. If your cord blood donation meets the requirements for storage in Canadian Blood Services' Cord Blood Bank, a nurse will visit you to complete a medical questionnaire, a consent form and take a sample of your blood.

Sometimes the cord blood collected may not have enough volume or cell count to be used for a blood stem cell transplant. Please note that this is not a reflection of your or your baby’s health in any way.

To view the questionnaires in advance:

Informed Consent

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*French version is available here.

Maternal Assessment of Samples form for Chagas Questions

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ਪੰਜਾਬੀ



All sites: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

*French version is available here.

Medical History and Health Assessment Questionnaire

French



Ottawa
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ਪੰਜਾਬੀ



All sites: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

*French version is available here.

What if I requested interpreter and translation services?

If you have requested free interpreter and translation services in Punjabi or Chinese, an interpreter will be contacted for a three-way call while you are still in the hospital to complete a consent form and take a sample of your blood. A telephone interview will be scheduled within seven (7) days of delivery to complete a medical questionnaire with a registered nurse and interpreter.

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