Cord Blood Eligibility

Are you eligible to donate your baby's cord blood? Here is our donation eligibility criteria:

Baby’s Mother Only:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Not pregnant with multiples
  • At least 34 weeks gestation
  • Not a permanently deferred blood donor
  • No evidence or history of needle and/or IV drug use
  • No recent blood transfusion, organ or tissue transplant
  • No tattoos/piercings using shared instruments/needles/ink within the past 12 months
  • No history of syphilis in the past 12 months
  • No history of malaria in the past 3 years

Baby’s Mother or Father:

  • No diagnosis of HIV/AIDS
  • No history of cancer requiring radiation or chemotherapy
  • No history of melanoma