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How cord blood donation works


Cord blood donation to Canadian Blood Services' Cord Blood Bank is free and easy. Cord blood collection begins after the safe delivery of a healthy baby. The process is safe, painless and poses no risk to mom or baby.

There is a small amount of cord blood left in the placenta and umbilical cord following delivery. If not used it is discarded as medical waste. If the amount of blood left has enough cells to qualify for a stem cell transplant, we will process, test and store the donated cord blood unit for a future patient in need.


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Take the cord blood registration questionnaire to confirm your eligibility.