What Can I Do?
I want to save cord blood
Unfortunately, not every hospital offers assistance with public and/or private banking. This is due to many factors: awareness, logistics, policy, etc. Luckily, things are changing but it will take time. Advancing cord blood education is key.
I can see the benefits.
I know how important it is to stop and think about cord blood.
I have learned how it could help you, your child, your family.
I have learned how it could help a stranger.
But, I am not in a situation where it is possible for me to save my child's cord blood via donation or private banking. What can I do?
It's not your fault. You are not the only one in this situation.
As a parent, if you want to save the cord, you must be pro-active and speak to your doctor early in the pregnancy about your desire to save cord blood. However, we know how difficult this can be. We also know that despite your best efforts and for reasons you can't control, it may just not be possible at this time.
Not to worry. You can help in so many other ways. If you are not able to save your baby's cord blood but share in our passion for this important cause, please consider becoming a volunteer or making a tax-deductible donation to promote cord blood awareness.
Remember: Hybrid banks could help make donation possible regardless of your location. Nothing is guaranteed but it could be worth your time to call.
What is the right choice for your family?
Take it further. Learn more.
At Save the Cord Foundation, we are passionate about advancing cord blood education. Explore our site to discover the latest articles, resources, interviews, webinars and more. Learn more and make the right decision for your family.