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Coronavirus update

Following the suspension of our cord blood collection services we have now re-opened our collection sites with the exception of Royal Free London - Barnet.

We are currently operating a limited service, in order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all donors, trust staff and our staff whilst providing a life improving service.

If you are interested in donating your cord blood, please complete the form below. We will then send you a sticker to attach to the front of your hand held maternity notes.

The hours of operation at our collection sites are as follows: 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Asterisks (*) indicate compulsory fields.

Important:
  • Please do not register if your hospital is not listed, as regrettably the NHS does not have sufficient funding to collect blood elsewhere.
  • You should not attempt to gain a referral to give birth at one of these hospitals in order to have a chance of donating, as we are unable to offer any guarantee of collector availability.
  • In addition, not all collections are successful and only those of the highest volume and quality are suitable for banking for public use.

Delayed clamping will not exclude you from donating – if you are happy to donate we are happy to attempt a collection.

You should only offer to donate your cord blood and tissue to the NHS Cord Blood Bank if you are due to give birth at one of the following London hospitals:

  • University College
  • St. George’s
  • Luton & Dunstable

 

Please note: collection services at Barnet General Hospital have been temporarily suspended. Get more information.

You should not donate if you have ever;

  • Been diagnosed with syphilis, HIV, HTLV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C


Or if in the 3 months prior to the delivery of your baby 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 Syphilis, HIV, HTLV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C
  • A partner who has been sexually active in areas where HIV is common
  • Someone in exchange for money or drugs


You should also not donate if in the 12 months prior to the delivery of your baby, if you have:

  • Injected drugs for non-medical reasons


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

If you would like to discuss the statements above, please contact us.

Collections at Barnet General Hospital

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances our cord blood collection services at Barnet General Hospital have been temporarily suspended. As a result we are unable to collect cord blood from there at this time. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.

We are hoping to resume cord blood collection services at Barnet General Hospital very soon, and hope you consider to donate your cord blood in the future.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us by phone on 0800 783 5870 or email us on cordblood.donation@nhsbt.nhs.uk.

Once you have read and understood document INF825, please check the box below to continue
I voluntarily give permission for the NHS Cord Blood Bank to collect, evaluate and process my cord blood, umbilical cord placental tissue, and place it in short term storage. I understand that following the successful collection of my cord blood, umbilical cord and placental tissue, I will be required to give an additional blood sample and I will be interviewed by a member of the NHS Cord Blood Bank staff to discuss giving informed consent for testing, use and long term storage. I understand that I do not have to donate and I can withdraw my consent at any time. If I refuse consent it will not prejudice my treatment. I agree to NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) holding my personal details in their donor database, and processing / sharing pseudonymised information with other healthcare organisations as necessary for the proper administration of NHSBT. All information provided to NHSBT is used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and all other relevant privacy and data protection laws. By selecting “I agree” below and completing the form above I understand that I am providing an electronic signature equivalent to my written signature.
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