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Register to donate

We are currently experiencing some technical issues with on line registrations – please accept our apologies.

If you would like to donate – please make a record of this in your maternity notes and birth plan and make your midwife aware of your intentions.

You can sign up to donate at any of the 5 hospitals listed, where our staff will be more than happy to talk you through the consent process. It’s not too late to donate at this stage – consent can be given right up until the point of delivery! Our staff will liaise with your midwife if you let them know that you wish to donate.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us on 0800 783 5870

Please note

  • The cord blood donation programme will no longer be available at Northwick Park after 28 September 2018.
  • Effective from 1 October 2018, there will be new hours of operation at our remaining five sites: 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday.

Asterisks (*) indicate compulsory fields.

  • 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. 

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:

  • Watford General
  • University College
  • St. George’s
  • Luton & Dunstable
  • Barnet General

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, 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.