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Cord Blood Donation

Cord Blood Banks are facilities that store umbilical blood for future use. There are both public and private cord blood banks.

Public Cord Blood Banks

  • Accept donations to be used for anyone in need
  • There is no cost for donating fetal blood
  • Donating families may not have access to the blood that they have donated

Private Cord Blood Banks

  • Store cord blood to be used by the donor or a relative in the future
  • There is a fee (typically $1,000-$2,000) to harvest and store this blood
  • The benefits of cord blood are that it may be used in the treatments of blood disorders, cancers, or genetic disorders.