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Welcome to the National Public Cord Blood Bank.

Making the decision to donate your baby’s cord blood is an important one.

This website provides information to expectant parents, patients, their families and caregivers, health care professionals, and the general public about donating cord blood stem cells for potential transplant for Canadian and international patients in need.

The National Public Cord Blood Bank is part of the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network, which is a national program that:

  • recruits healthy, unrelated, volunteer blood stem cell donors
  • conducts searches for patients who need an unrelated blood stem cell transplant
  • coordinates the delivery of blood stem cells when a match is found

At any given time, the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network is searching on behalf of almost one thousand Canadian patients in need of an unrelated blood stem cell donation. Approximately 50 per cent of patients who need an unrelated blood stem cell transplant are unable to find a suitable match. A national public cord blood bank that is dedicated to the unique needs of Canadian patients will provide additional opportunities for finding a match and help save more lives.

The National Public Cord Blood Bank will collect, process, test and store cord blood units donated for use by any Canadian or international patient in need of a stem cell transplant. Cord blood stem cell transplants are used for treating over 50 blood related diseases and disorders.

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