Enroll now to become a donor

Call 1-877-543-3226 today for more information. We will send you a packet describing the donation process.

Don't let your newborn's cord blood & placenta go to waste.

LifebankUSA accepts donations from any hospital nationwide.

It is recommended that donors be enrolled in the program at least 6 weeks prior to the expected due date. Call LifebankUSA to receive the enrollment forms that include a health history questionnaire. If you are eligible to donate, LifebankUSA will send the cord blood collection kit directly to you. Expectant parents bring the cord blood collection kit to the hospital with them.

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Cord Blood and Placenta Donation

Did you know that your baby's cord blood and placenta could contribute to lifesaving medical breakthroughs, as well as help save lives through research and transplantation?

The umbilical cord and placenta provide life-sustaining support to your baby during pregnancy, and also have potential lifesaving value even after your baby is born. Typically, the umbilical cord and placenta are discarded after birth. However, when you donate them they can help save lives.

The Promise of Stem Cells

Umbilical cord blood and the placenta are rich in stem cells, a type of cell with the ability to change into different kinds of cells and multiply. Today, doctors use the stem cells from umbilical cord blood to treat some 80 known diseases, including leukemia and immune system disorders.1 Cord blood and placenta blood-derived stem cells banked with LifebankUSA are used to rebuild blood.

1http://parentsguidecordblood.org. Accessed September 24, 2013.

Leading the Way with Research

Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Celgene Corporation, works with leading hospitals and physicians so that expectant mothers like you have an opportunity to do more. Celgene Cellular Therapeutics is devoted to research on stem cells derived from the umbilical cord and placenta. This research has already led to important advances in the developing field of regenerative medicine. Celgene Cellular Therapeutics is the parent company of LifebankUSA, and all donations to LifebankUSA support the lifesaving research being done by Celgene Cellular Therapeutics. To learn more about Regenerative Medicine CLICK HERE.

Causes worth supporting

Please take a look at the great and noble work these 2 non-profit organizations are conducting in the area of cord blood banking, and give them your support...

Who qualifies to donate cord blood?

If you're over 18 years of age, are having one baby, and did not use an egg or sperm donor, or a surrogate, you are pre-qualified to donate your baby's cord blood. LifebankUSA will review the maternal and family medical history to determine if your donation could be used for research or placed on a national registry. There are some cases in which you may not be eligible to donate.