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Fresh unprocessed cord blood units with limited donor information are currently available for research and for distribution to approved research projects. Click here for cord blood for research product specifications and here for lay summaries of approved research projects

The consent for research will be obtained by Canadian Blood Services’ National Public Cord Blood Bank as part of the bank collection process, not by the researchers. The research option is presented to women delivering at The Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus and General Campus) on the Permission To Collect form. A primer has been developed to help Research Ethics Boards (REBs) identify and address common issues faced by REBs when reviewing protocols for cord blood donation for biomedical research use. This primer is available here.

Non-bankable cord blood collected at the Ottawa Hospital (Civic Campus and General Campus) is available for distribution to researchers. To have access to cord blood for research via the Cord Blood for Research Program, please review the eligibility criteria and submit an application.

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