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.
Here are just some of the reasons why we can't accept a donation:You should not offer to donate your cord blood if:
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.