The United Nations recently declared February 11th as “International Day of Women and Girls in Science.” Save the Cord Foundation is proud to celebrate this important day focused on women in STEM by honoring Dr. Eliane Gluckman, cord blood transplant pioneer and visionary. Dr. Eliane Gluckman is a living legend. She successfully performed the world’s […] Continue Reading
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 ››
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.
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 family bank for your family, explore our interactive map.
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.
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Latest Research News
Current and Future Uses of Cord Blood
Dr. Shini Somara and the team from TechKnow Al Jazeera went behind the scenes of the cord blood transplant process in this fascinating story of baby Grace Matthews. Al Jazeera’s Dr. Shini Somara, heads to Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center in North Carolina to follow little baby Grace Matthews throughout this procedure performed by Dr. […] Continue Reading
Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz already regarding cord blood in regenerative medicine and sports medicine? The use of stem cells in sports medicine is nothing new. There are quite a few sports celebrities out there who have undergone treatments using adult stem cells. Yet, the use of cord blood and perinatal stem cells for sports […] Continue Reading
Special Projects & Events
Arizona continues to lead the way in the cord blood industry by bringing together researchers, doctors, patients and policy makers at the 2016 Arizona Cord Blood Conference: Lifeline to the Future. Save the Cord Foundation is proud to be partnering with the Arizona Public Cord Blood Program, the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission and the University […] Continue Reading
Happy Valentine’s Day from Save the Cord Foundation! Give the perfect Valentines Day Gift this year! Gift a gift for a good cause! Every heart on our tree represents someone special who supports cord blood education. Make a financial donation (tax-deductible!!) to Save the Cord Foundation in honor of someone you care about. Tell them […] Continue Reading
Don’t sit back! Get up and spread the good news! #WeCanICan beat cancer with cord blood! It is already happening and we are going to celebrate cord blood’s success on World Cancer Day 2016. Join us to spread the word to parents and medical professionals about this valuable medical resource. Let’s encourage more parents to […] Continue Reading
Resources for Parents
The North Carolina Cancer Hospital is helping Judge Carl Fox, 61, fight cancer thanks to a cord blood transplant. At Save the Cord Foundation, we have been actively following this story of an amazing man and an equally amazing team of doctors. Judge Fox was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a cancer “in which immature blood cells in the […] Continue Reading
Parents, we have a new buzz word for you. But, this is a wonderful buzz word that could help you. Have you heard about “regenerative medicine”? Have you heard how this emerging field of medicine has the potential to save lives and cut healthcare costs? Did you know that cord blood stem cells are a […] Continue Reading
If you have been following Save the Cord Foundation for a while then you will remember meeting young Dylan Praskins in a previous article where we introduced this amazing boy shortly after his cord blood transplant for Leukemia. We recently caught up with Dylan’s parents, Erik and Michelle, to get an update. Born on April […] Continue Reading
Save the Cord Professional Community
Cord blood professionals working together to learn and share from research and best practices in the industry
Next on SHARE THE SCIENCE, we 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.
Parents: Join our Cause
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.
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.