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 ››

registrySave 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.

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Find out the facts on saving cord blood in our new educational STCF DVD featuring Kimberley Romo and seen in top OB offices nationwide.

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Public Cord Blood Donation Program

Nationwide Public Cord Blood Donation Program - Cord for Life

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

The Cord for Life Program is a nationwide public donation program for cord blood.  A limited number of spaces are sponsored by LifeForce Cryobanks who assists with the process and collects your child’s cord blood nationwide. You MUST contact them PRIOR to your 32nd week in order to begin the process and confirm that you meet the criteria for public donation.

Contact CORD FOR LIFE and don’t let your newborn’s cord blood go to waste!

Latest Research News

Current and Future Uses of Cord Blood

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Special Projects & Events

Cord Blood Awareness
21 Lives Saved Through Valuable Cord Blood Partnerships
Arizona Perinatal Trust Promotes Public Cord Blood Donation

Cord Blood Resources

Information for expectant parents
Cord Blood Fact : OB/GYN has Key Role
Bipartisan Support for National Cord Blood Inventory
Arizona Public Cord Blood Program

The Arizona Public Cord Blood Program

The Arizona Public Cord Blood Program provides those in Arizona with a public umbilical cord blood banking program.

It is free to donate!  To learn how, click here ››

Visit the official site, click here ››

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Do you have an experience with cord blood to share? Whether it’s about the decision to collect it, the process of family banking or donation, or using cord blood 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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