Mothers who deliver at Memorial University Medical Center have the option of donating their cord blood to be used by people in need. Unlike private cord blood banking (storing the blood for your own future use, if needed), there is no charge to donate cord blood. The blood is collected after the baby is born and does not disrupt the birth process. Cord blood may be beneficial to people with certain blood disorders, such as leukemia.
In Georgia, you may donate cord blood through these companies:
If you are interested in privately banking your baby's cord blood, contact Lifebank USA no later than your 34th week of pregnancy. To reach Lifebank USA, call 877-543-3226 or visit www.lifebankusa.com.