Every year it is estimated that there are 12,000 spinal cord injuries in the US alone (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/sci/detail_sci.htm). These are life changing injuries for which there is currently no cure. Long term care of patients suffering from spinal cord injury is not only extremely expensive, it is emotionally and physically challenging in ways few could ever […] Continue Reading
Parents, Cord Blood Saves Lives.
Expectant parents are faced with an overwhelming number of important decisions before their baby is even born. Cord blood banking or cord blood donation is one of the most important, life-altering decisions a new parent can make. Learn more ››
Save the Cord Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is dedicated to making this important decision as simple as possible for parents by providing unbiased educational information regarding cord blood banking / donation and the life-saving qualities of cord blood.
EXPECTING A BABY?
Since 1988, there have been more than 35,000 cord blood transplants worldwide. Far from science-fiction, cord blood is currently used to treat over 80 diseases including sickle cell anemia, lymphoma and leukemia. In the emerging field of regenerative medicine there is great promise in treating things like autism, diabetes, hearing loss, stroke, brain injury and more.
Find the best public donation program or private cord blood bank for your family, explore our interactive map.
Share the Science
Next on SHARE THE SCIENCE: Special LIVE event, Dr. Wise Young discusses his latest research using cord blood to potentially treat patients with spinal cord injury. Register now for Share the Science at the 2016 AABB Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Share the Science is always free and open to the public. Learn more about this exciting educational series bringing you the latest in research and industry best practices.
NEXT GENERATION: Cord Blood
for Schools & Universities
Find out the facts on family cord blood banking and donation in our new educational STCF DVD featuring Kimberly Romo. As seen in top OB/GYN offices nationwide.
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Cord Blood Research
Share the Science with Morey Kraus: Perinatal Stem Cells from Umbilical Cord Tissue and Their Potential Use in Newborns with Hypoxic Ischemic Injuries Morey Kraus is the Chief Scientific Officer of the Diagnostics division of PerkinElmer, Inc. where he oversees scientific affairs for the maternal fetal health business. In this webinar, Mr. Kraus speaks on the […] Continue Reading
Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood, affecting around 1 in 500 children. The world is desperate for a cure and many scientists feel that cord blood could be the key to potentially eradicating this horrible disease. The CoRD Study in Australia, led by Dr. Maria Craig, hopes to […] Continue Reading
Special Projects & Events
Suddenly struck with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) as an adult, George Cannette and his doctors could not find a bone marrow match for him. Doctors decided cord blood would be the best option. Welcome to Biloxi, Mississippi. The year is 2005 and the area has just been hit by a natural disaster that would make […] Continue Reading
UPDATED: On August 4th, 2016, Save the Cord Foundation joined Nathan Mumford (KEM Foundation) and the Cord for Life Foundation to speak with doctors and nurses directly in Baltimore, Maryland about the need to save cord blood. The group visited Mercy Medical Center and Saint Agnes Hospital. Both of these hospitals actively collect cord blood […] Continue Reading
More cord blood is needed. Groundbreaking potential treatments are quickly moving their way from research to reality. This was the main message we heard from cord blood experts at the recent Cord Blood World Europe Congress in London. Indeed, the world of cord blood may find itself shocked by a sudden increase in demand thanks […] Continue Reading
Resources for Parents
Dear fellow parents and expectant parents, As a physician and father to three young daughters, I am aware of the vast potential of cord blood. My wife and I have chosen to bank the cord blood of each of our daughters. With our first two daughters (ages 10 and 7), we utilized private cord […] Continue Reading
The Hawaii Cord Blood Bank (HCBB) is an independent, non-profit community service organization which began operations in 1998 as a means to help the challenge of finding donors for Hawaii’s ethnically diverse patient population. A growing proportion of Hawaii’s population is comprised of people from multiple race/mixed ethnicity backgrounds. According to the 2010 census, there […] Continue Reading
When talking about cord blood, we must not forget the father’s opinion. He brings a unique perspective to the decision making process. Save the Cord Foundation recently reached out to several fathers who, along with the rest of their family, agreed to save their baby’s cord blood. This is the first in a series of […] Continue Reading
Cord Blood Banking Worldwide
Public or private, find the best cord blood bank for you on our interactive map.
Pregnant in Arizona? You have options.
The Arizona Public Cord Blood Program provides those in Arizona with a public donation program linked to the national registry at Be The Match.
It is free to donate! To learn how, click here ››