Cord blood is too valuable to waste. Know your options. — Insception Lifebank

Cord Blood Basics

Cord Blood Basics

Cord blood is too valuable to waste. Know your options.

As an expectant parent, you have 3 options regarding your newborn’s precious stem cells.

save

save

Save your child’s cord blood stem cells for future use by your child or, potentially, a family member. Today, cord blood stem cells can be used to treat over 80 diseases, and have been used in more than 35,000 transplants worldwide to date.

Emerging research is expanding the list of diseases and conditions that may be treatable with cord blood, including:

  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Acquired hearing loss
  • Spinal cord injury
donate

donate

Donations are available at limited hospitals with eligibility requirements. Canadian Blood Services accepts donations from women delivering at 4 sites in Canada. Your family is NOT guaranteed access to their cord blood should you ever need it.

  • Ottawa— at the Ottawa Hospital General and Civic campuses
  • Brampton— at the William Osler Health System’s Brampton Civic Hospital
  • Edmonton— at the Alberta Health Services’ Lois Hole Hospital for Women
  • Vancouver— at the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre
throw away

throw away

Once discarded as medical waste, the cells that are a perfect match for your baby cannot be retrieved for future use.