Deciding whether or not you should store your baby’s umbilical cord blood for public or private use is obviously a personal question.
The reality is, if you save it for your baby, it is very unlikely that you he or she will ever have a need for it. However, this doesn’t mean its not a nice form of insurance against leukaemia and other disorders which it can cure. But, if you donate it for public use, you may be saving many many lives as a result.
In Australia, we have multiple Umbilical Cord Blood Banks in NSW, QLD, Victoria, SA and WA.
You should be able to find an umbilical cord blood bank or information on donating umbilical cord blood on line. This website often has Umbilical Cord Donation advertisements which you may wish to review.