Cord Blood Banking and Donations

Mothers who deliver at Memorial Health 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:

Newborn Hearing Screening

At Memorial Health University Medical Center, we provide newborn hearing screenings as part of our routine care. The Universal Infant Hearing Screening Program is designed to identify any hearing problems. Screening is simple and painless (most newborns sleep right through it) and takes about 10 minutes. A representative from Pediatrix Medical Group does the testing shortly after birth and discusses the results with you.

Gifts to Welcome Baby

Visit the gift shop on the first floor, adjacent to the lobby, for a variety of gifts for mom and baby. Delivery is available to any patient’s room.

To contact oug gift shop please call us at (912) 350-8333

Our inventory changes often but it typically includes:

  • Flowers
  • Balloons
  • Birth announcement decorations
  • Baby clothing
  • Big brother/big sister T-shirts
  • Plush animals
  • Blankets
  • Picture frames

Massage Gift Certificates

Treat the new mom to an in-room massage before she goes home*. Certified massage therapists from our FitnessOne facility are available for appointments Monday through Thursday. Call (912) 350-4030 to purchase a gift certificate that may be used in the hospital or after discharge, when mom is ready to be pampered.

Gift certificates for a private infant massage session are also available from FitnessOne. Parents receive one-on-one instruction to help soothe their babies and promote attentiveness and immune function.

** Patients must have their doctor’s approval for a massage while they are in the hospital.