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Healthy pregnant women, 18 years of age or older, 34 weeks or later in their pregnancy and not having a multiple pregnancy can donate cord blood with their signed consent.

Additionally, a mother qualifies to donate her baby’s cord blood if neither she nor her infant has any diseases or medical conditions that could be passed on to a patient who receives a cord blood stem cell transplant.

Deciding to donate
  • The National Public Cord Blood Bank will benefit Canadian and international patients by providing those in need of stem cells with increased opportunity for transplant.
  • Mothers are encouraged to talk with their health care provider, doctor, or midwife during their prenatal visits about their interest in donating their baby’s cord blood.
  • The National Public Cord Blood Bank encourages families to be informed and respects their choice to either privately or publicly bank their baby’s cord blood.
  • As Canadian Blood Services launches its national public cord blood bank in Ottawa, families may see literature from both private and public banks outlining both donation options.

After my donation

  • The National Public Cord Blood Bank is required by law to test donated cord blood and the mother’s blood for certain infectious diseases. Canadian Blood Services will also have the baby's cord blood tested for cytomegalovirus (CMV) and for hemoglobin abnormalities such as sickle cell disease.
  • These stem cells can be kept for long periods of time and will be available for use by Canadian and international patients in need of a stem cell transplant.
  • At any given time, the OneMatch Network is searching on behalf of almost one thousand Canadian patients in need of an unrelated blood stem cell donor.


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