How do I donate Cord Blood?

A cord for the community.

If you want to donate your baby's cord blood to San Diego Blood Bank's Cell Therapy Cord Blood Program, you should first:

• Confirm delivery will occur at a participating hospital:

• Scripps Memorial La Jolla
• Scripps Mercy San Diego
• UC Davis Medical Center


• Notify your physician or midwife of your decision.
• Complete and provide consent form to the labor and delivery staff.

At the time of your deliver, if you meet the initial screening requirements, a kit from San Diego Blood Bank will be available at the participating hospital. You will be asked to donate blood samples used to test for infectious diseases. Blood samples will only be drawn from mother, not baby.

If you wish to contact an independent thrid party not connected with this study about problems, concerns, questions, information or input, please contact NMDP Donor Advocacy Program at 1-800-526-7809, extension 8710.