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TCBBAnniversaryValentine’s Day is a day to express your love. Valentine’s Day was extremely special for the labor and delivery unit at St. David’s Medical Center since it marks the first anniversary of our partnership with Texas Cord Blood Bank. Over the past 365 days, due to the generosity of our patients, we have collected 1, 161 units of cord blood that can potentially be used to save someone’s life!

Top 3 Things to Know about Cord Blood Donation:

  1. Cord blood donation is free and does not interrupt the normal birth process. Privately banking your cord blood can cost thousands of dollars, which many families don’t have at the time of birth.
  2. By donating your baby’s cord blood, you can help treat life-threatening diseases such as leukemia, aplastic anemia or genetic blood disorders. Blood is drawn from the umbilical cord and placenta after the baby is delivered and does not cause any discomfort to mom or baby.
  3. Cord blood is found to be a rich source of stems sells and is currently being used as an alternative to bone marrow in treating the life-threatening diseases listed above.

Celebrate with us today as the work of St. David’s Medical Center and our amazing patients goes on to positively affect the lives of others!

-Meghan Frazier

  • Aaron Gordon

    what is the process to donate cord blood at St David’s? Is it true the process is also available on weekends?

    • Meghan Frazier

      To donate, the patient must notify their labor nurse upon admission that they are interested in donating cord blood. We draw the maternal labs necessary for cord blood donation at the time the other labs are drawn so the patient is only stuck once.

      After delivery, the cord blood is collected is from the umbilical cord.

      We do not offer cord blood donation on the weekends, collection stops on Thursday at 3p and resumes on Sunday afternoon. This is because the cord blood must be picked up & processed by the Texas Cord Blood Bank within 48hrs of collection.

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