Where can you donate cord blood?

You can donate to the NHS Cord Blood Bank at three hospitals where we have dedicated, expertly trained staff.

We have deliberately targeted our resources so that we collect from hospitals with the widest ethnic mix.

In addition, these hospitals are subject to high delivery rates, which gives us the greatest variety of tissue types for patients. These tissue types are inherited and vary across different ethnic groups.

Our hospitals

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

University College Hospital

Euston Road

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This hospital supports amniotic membrane and placenta donation. Visit the Tissue and Eye Services website for more information.

Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road

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St George's Hospital

Blackshaw Rd
SW17 0QT

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Anthony Nolan hospitals

The Anthony Nolan charity also run a public cord bank collecting at five hospitals:

  • Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester
  • SMW Saint Mary's, Wythenshawe
  • King's College Hospital, London
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Leicester General Hospital

The NHS Cord Blood Bank and British Bone Marrow Registry work in partnership with Anthony Nolan, the Welsh Bone Marrow Donor Registry and DKMS as part of the Anthony Nolan and NHS Stem Cell Registry.

The BBMR lists more than 344,000 blood donors who have also agreed to be potential bone marrow and stem cell donors, and have a target to bank 30,000 clinical suitable cord blood units by the end of 2018.