cord blood donation....??

Amber - posted on 03/06/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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there arent any blood banks or hospitals near me that will take the blood. i dont want it to go to waste because i know there are wonderful benefits for whoever gets to use it. i cant afford to bank it myself, so i really want to donate it. does anyone know if there is a way to do this?

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Joanne - posted on 03/07/2010

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Have you asked at your local hospital? I was approached by the hospital research foundation while in the waiting room at my last appointment and was signed up to donate for research into future uses.

Lauren - posted on 03/07/2010

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Here is a good website on donating cord blood. I wish I could afford to keep our babies too, but at this point it is too expensive for us. I am also thinking of donating and I think that this site really helped me! They also have a number to call to find a donation site. :-)

http://www.marrow.org/HELP/Donate_Cord_B...

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Keara - posted on 03/07/2010

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when i was looking into banking the cord blood it said that it really can't be donated because they can't find a close enough match outside of family... which seemed a lil odd to me cuz u can get blood transfusions and bone marrow transplants from total strangers... anyways... good luck!!

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