Umbilical Cord Blood Banking
AAP - Cord Blood Banking for Potential Future Transplants
Review the recommendations of American Academy of Pediatrics in their policy statement on the potential use of umbilical cord stem cells.
Public Donation vs. Private Storage
Review why many professional organizations advise against private cord blood banking and instead encourage donating cord blood to a public cord blood banks.
Cord Blood Donation FAQs
Answers to questions commonly asked about umbilical cord blood donation.
Cord Blood Donor Foundation - How to Choose a Private Bank
Information to help you choose a private bank to store your baby's umbilical cord stem cells. Includes how to evaluate the bank's price and questions to ask them.
Keep Kids Healthy - Cord Blood Banking
Learn more about umbilical cord blood banking to see if it is right for you and your baby.
KidsHealth - Banking Your Newborn's Cord Blood
Details about cord blood banking, pros and cons and information to help you decide if storing or donating your baby's cord blood is right for you.
National Marrow Donor Program Cord Blood Banks
A listing of cord blood banks to which you could donate your baby's umbilical cord stem cells so that they could be used by an unrelated child in need of a stem cell transplant.
A Parent's Guide To Choosing a Private Cord Blood Bank
Review the pros and cons of banking your baby's umbilical cord stem cells, with details on ethical and privacy issues, the costs of banking and a summary of the features and pricing of companies that store umbilical cord blood.
Sibling Donor Cord Blood Program
Review the eligility requirements of this umbilical cord stem cell bank at the Children's Hospital of Oakland, where you can store your baby's stem cells for free if you have, or are at risk of having, a child with a transplantable condition.
National Cord Blood Program
Provides information about cord blood, donation, patients and transplants. The New York Blood Center's National Cord Blood Program is the world's oldest and largest public cord blood bank and is a non-profit cord blood bank for the general public.