Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born. It is rich in stem cells, which can help to cure many life threatening diseases.
The stem cells found in cord blood restore the function of the patient’s immune and blood producing systems. It is an alternative to using bone marrow, with the advantage of being immediately available when required.
Following the birth of a baby, the placenta and umbilical cord are usually thrown away along with these life saving stem cells.
Register now if you are interested in donating your cord blood.
Cord blood can be donated at Barnet General Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital, Luton & Dunstable Hospital,
St George's Hospital, Watford General Hospital
and University College Hospital.
Register now to donate