As a mom-to-be, you can decide that your baby’s first act can be saving another person’s life. You can do this by donating your baby’s umbilical cord blood to the St. Louis Cord Blood Bank’s First Giftsm Donation Program. Thousands of children and adults are alive today because moms like you donated their babies’ cord blood.
The St. Louis Cord Blood Bank is a public donor program that, in cooperation with other public cord blood banks, serves as a worldwide resource for children and adults in need of a stem cell transplant. Cord blood donations have been used to treat over 80 different diseases. Your cord blood donation is valuable, because cord blood is needed for people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Non-controversial Source for Stem Cells
The process is safe, painless, easy and free. It does not interfere with the birthing process and if there is any concern for the safety of Mom or Baby, the cord blood is not collected. The delivering physicians, midwives and delivery staffs volunteer to collect the cord blood. Banked units are then made available to anyone who needs them, anywhere in the world.
Moms who wish to participate should call the St. Louis Cord Blood Bank at (314) 268-2787 or (888) 453-2673 to register. You can register any time during pregnancy. Donors will be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding the pregnancy and medical history of the family.
Decide now to make your baby’s first gift the gift of life to another.