St George Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Donating your Baby's Cord Blood at St George Private Hospital

St George Private Hospital Maternity Unit is a proud supporter of the collection of Cord Blood by Sydney Cord Blood Bank.

Cord blood is the blood that is left behind in the umbilical cord and placenta after your baby is born. It is normally discarded after birth.

Cord blood is very rich in umbilical stem cells and these are the building blocks of all blood cells in our bodies. They carry oxygen, fight infection and stop bleeding. These are not the same stem cells that are used for cloning.

After your baby’s birth, the blood remaining in the cord and placenta is drained into a blood collection bag. We try to collect as much cord blood as possible but there are times unfortunately when we are unable to get a sufficient volume, and therefore cannot use your cord blood donation.

No, cord blood is collected after the cord has been clamped and cut.

There is no cost to you, only your time and your willingness to help.

Any healthy mother aged between 18 and 45 years who is willing to answer some personal and family medical questions and give two sampled of blood (one soon after the birth of your baby and the other six months later).

 

Due to Cord Blood Bank staff restrictions; this service may not always be available. Please let your midwife know on admission to delivery suite if you would like to donate your baby’s Cord Blood.

For more information contact the Sydney Cord Blood Bank on (02) 9382 0371 or visit www.scbb.com.au.

Sydney cord blood bank