Cord Blood: It's life. Pass it on.

Expectant parents are faced with an overwhelming number of important decisions before their baby is even born. One of the most important, life-altering decisions a new parent can make is whether or not to bank their baby’s cord blood, or donate it to help others. Learn more ››

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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 preservation and its life-saving qualities.


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 family bank for your family, explore our interactive map

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Global Resource Directory

Explore our map to find public & private cord blood banks worldwide.

Get the Facts

Find out the facts on family banking and donation in our new educational STCF DVD featuring Kimberly Romo. As seen in top OB/GYN offices nationwide.

Visit our video gallery and learn more.

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Information for expectant parents
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Save the Cord Professional Community

Cord blood professionals working together to learn and share from research and best practices in the industry
Cord blood to treat Autism_Dr. Chez presents groundbreaking research

Next on SHARE THE SCIENCEwe welcome Dr. Michael Chez who will present some early insight into his groundbreaking research involving the first US clinical trials using cord blood to potentially treat autism. This edition of Share the Science will be presented LIVE in Hawaii on February 19th, 2016. Registration is free.  Attendance is very limited for this event. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Share the Science is a free webinar series focused on the latest research and industry developments. Learn more about this exciting educational series.

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Arizona Public Cord Blood Program

The Arizona Public Cord Blood Program

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 ››

Visit the official site, click here ››

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Hybrid banks can help you donate too!

Do you want to donate your baby’s cord blood but can’t find a public bank near you? We have a solution!

Hybrid banks offer a public donation option available from almost any hospital.  Keep in mind spaces are VERY limited for this option & criteria for donation are strict. Learn more & see our complete list of hybrid banks.

For example, the Cord for Life Program at LifeForce Cryobanks is a nationwide public donation program (excluding Alaska & Hawaii).

Learn more about Cord for Life & other donation programs available in your area.

Real Stories. Real People.

Powerful Stories of Hope

Do you have an experience to share? Whether it’s about the decision to collect it, the process of family banking or donation, or using this valuable medical resource to treat you or someone you know, your story is important. Share your story or Read Real Stories that will inspire and inform others.

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A Few of our Generous Partners

Be the Match NMDP
Arizona Department of Health Services
AABB Center For Cellular Therapies
Cord Blood Association
Mediware Inc.