Donating cord blood

United States
April 19, 2007 10:36pm CST
I have heard this twice now. Yesterday I was watching discovery health and they were saying that you can donate the babys cord blood to save a life. I really want to look into this. Has anyone ever donated their baby's cord blood? Who did you call? How do I get it started?
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• United States
20 Apr 07
I wish that I donated my daughters cord blood but I didnt know that I could donate it without paying a dime. Its better than having the blood just get thrown away, ya know? I was told that next time all I would have to do is tell the hospital that I wanted it donated.. but if I were you, I would call the hospital beforehand to make sure that that is all you have to do!
• United States
20 Apr 07
I'm going to as my dr and look to see i I can fnd anything on the internet about it. Yea it is betterthen just letting them throw it away.
@cherriemae (3374)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
yes, i heard that too in the news in television..but when the time i delivered my baby, i dont know that kind of donations, it's later when i know that..but maybe when i will have my second baby, i like to donate cord blood so that i can help someone that needs the blood and that's useful..but sorry mommy, i dont know how to do that? maybe you can ask to your OB for more info..good luck..