Most women are not aware that rather than allowing the umbilical cord to be discarded, they can choose to donate their cord blood to a public bank. Part of the Kacey Rose Foundation’s mission is to educate families on how they can donate cord blood to a public bank free of charge.
WHERE TO DONATE
Lifeforce Cryobanks is a public bank located in Florida and will accept cord blood donations from families giving birth in CT.
To learn more about Lifeforce Cryobanks, please visit their website - http://www.lifeforcecryobanks.com/
HOW TO DONATE
Step 1 - Complete a Brief Pre-screening
Online Option - You can do this online by clicking here
Once you’ve completed the pre screening questions, you can select the 'Enroll Now' option to download the additional forms that you will need to complete in Step 2.
Phone Option -
You can call Cryobanks at (800)869-8608 to complete by phone.
Once the pre-screening in complete by phone, then Cryobanks can mail you the forms you will need to complete in Step 2.
Step 2 – Complete and Submit the application –
Fill out the health questionnaire and consent forms that you obtained from Cryobanks in Step 1. Your physician/mid-wife will also need to sign these forms.
All applications must be mailed back to Cryobanks International before your 34th week of pregnancy.
Cryobanks will contact you to review your application and discuss next steps. If approved, you will receive a collection kit which you will need to bring with you to the hospital at the time of your delivery.
Thank you for considering cord blood donation. The more cord blood donations made to a public bank will allow more treatment options for patients who need a transplant. We truly appreciate your support!
“We are forever grateful to the wise mother who donated her cord blood. This gave Kacey another chance that she would not have otherwise had. If you are an expectant mother less than 34 weeks pregnant, please consider donating your cord blood.” ~ Glen and Kristina Mitchell
If you have any questions regarding the donation process or would like to share your story with us, please contact us at
Or feel free to call us at 203-439-0035.
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