In creating one life why not save another?

It's easy to donate your cord blood to the NHS
Cord Blood Bank after the birth of your baby,
just like Shamiah's Mum did.

Can I donate?

Most people are able to donate their cord blood but as with donating blood we must make sure that the donation is as safe as possible for the patient. Therefore we ask each cord blood donor a series of lifestyle and medical questions to make sure the donation is suitable.

To donate your cord blood you must be aged 17 or over.

Unfortunately, we cannot collect your cord blood if you are carrying twins or other multiple births. This is because the placenta will be smaller than with single births and we will not be able to collect enough cord blood from the placenta.

Want to get in touch?
Contact us on:

t: 0800 783 5870
e: cordblood.donation@nhsbt.nhs.uk

Here are just some of the reasons why we can't accept a donation:

You should not offer to donate your cord blood if:
  • you are under 17 years of age
You have ever:
  • injected drugs for non-medical reasons
  • received money or drugs in exchange for sex
  • been diagnosed with HIV, HTLV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.
In the last 12 months you have had sex with:
  • a partner who has had sex with someone in exchange for money or drugs
  • a partner who injects drugs for non medical reasons including body building drugs
  • a partner who has been diagnosed with HIV, HTLV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C

Please call us if you would like to discuss the statements above.

Collection of cord blood does not interfere with the delivery of your baby.

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