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Umbilical Cord Blood Donation

The Umbilical Cord Blood Collection program at Baptist Health is the first of its kind in South Florida. The program allows parents to donate their newborn’s umbilical cord blood. This cord blood, which would otherwise be considered medical waste, is placed in a global registry to help patients with blood diseases. Your child can begin life by giving life to someone in need of this precious resource. Cord blood is rich in stem cells, which are used to treat more than 70 blood diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle cell anemia.

Cord blood is collected immediately after birth and sent to a storage facility at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, where it is processed, stored and placed into the National Marrow Donor Program’s registry for use by patients in need of cord blood or bone marrow transplants worldwide. The cord blood collection helps meet the urgent need for additional cord blood stem cell units. The National Marrow Donor Program reports that on any given day, more than 6,000 people are searching its registry for a life-saving blood stem cell match.


Baptist Hospital

8900 North Kendall Drive
Miami, Florida 33176​

South Miami Hospital

6200 SW 73 Street
South Miami, Florida 33143​