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Requirements 2017-08-22T11:41:14+00:00

QUICK ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
FOR PUBLIC DONATION

Today, cord blood stem cells are successfully being
used and saving many lives.

The majority of expectant mothers are eligible to donate their child’s cord blood. Regulatory standards require that the mother be 18 years of age or older and provide a complete health history after enrollment to ensure the safety of the mother, the child and the stem cell unit for unrelated transplant. Answer the questions below to determine if you meet the initial eligibility requirements.

  • Are you greater than 32 weeks pregnant?

  • Do you have HIV/AIDS, or are you at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS?

  • Have you had, or do you currently have, any form of cancer (excluding cured simple basal cell, squamous cell or cervical cancer)?

  • Do you currently take prescribed medication for diabetes (excluding Gestational diabetes)?

  • Do you have, or have you had, Hepatitis B surface antigen, or Hepatitis C antibody (excluding the Hepatitis vaccine)?

  • Have you had a case of Malaria within the past three years? If you had Malaria and completed a full course of anti-malarial drugs more than six months ago, the answer is “No”.

  • Are you a recipient of heart, lung, kidney, bone marrow or other organ or tissue transplants

  • Have you had a tattoo within the last twelve months that was performed with reusable needles?

If you answered “NO” to all the above questions you are initially eligible to publicly

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If you answered “YES” you will not be eligible to publicly donate your cord blood. However, you may still be eligible for Private Cord Blood Storage, contact our Client Services Department This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.