You can choose to donate your baby’s umbilical cord and placental blood to many organisations for the benefit of many people. Umbilical cord blood can be donated to medical research, which is concentrating on manipulating the amazing cellular blocks called stem cells (found in placental and umbilical cord blood) and are capable of dividing into any other cell imaginable. These stem cells may also be donated to public donation registries in most countries, in which they are stored and then donated for the use of patients who require treatment using the blood.
Why should I donate?
By donating to medical research, research into stem cells may provide the answer and solution to many medical illnesses and diseases.
Also, by donating to an individual or a public donor registry, you may be litterally giving someone (if not multiple people) the gift of life.
Please, don’t throw away your umbilical cord and placental blood, donate them today.