The MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank creates a lifesaving product from something that was once considered medical waste.
Umbilical cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born. This blood contains stem cells, which can be used to treat patients with many life-threatening diseases, including cancer.
As a public cord blood bank, we collect voluntary donations from mothers at several Houston-area hospitals. Collecting cord blood poses no danger to either the mother or the baby. Our inventory is available to transplant facilities worldwide for patients who require stem cell transplantation.
Our collaborating hospitals include:
- Memorial Hermann Southwest
- Memorial Hermann Medical Center
- Memorial Hermann Memorial City
- St. Joseph Medical Center
- The Women’s Hospital of Texas
- St. John’s Hospital (Detroit)
How to donate
If you're interested in donating your child's cord blood, contact the Cord Blood Bank office:
Toll Free: 866-869-5111
You can also speak to the Cord Blood Bank staff on the Labor and Delivery floor of the collaborating hospitals. Help save the life of a cancer patient. Donate your cord blood today.
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Due to our response to COVID-19, all blood donations at MD Anderson
Blood Donor Center locations are being held by appointment only.