Cord Blood Saves lives
Cord Blood can be used to treat more than 70 diseases, including leukemia, anemia, and lymphoma. Your baby’s cord blood could be giving hope for others.
What is Cord Blood?
When a baby is delivered and the umbilical cord is cut, the blood remains in the umbilical cord and placenta is known as cord blood. It is normally disposed of as medical waste.
Why should I donate my baby’s cord blood?
In Hong Kong, over 90% of cord blood will treat as clinical waste. But in fact, Cord blood has a high potential use of cell therapy. It can be used to treat over 70 different kinds of blood and immune system diseases like leukemia and anemia. Also potential to help Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Hypoxia Ischemia Anemia and Age-related Macular Degeneration.
As Expecting Parents, You Can…
In Hong Kong, cord blood is generally treated as medical waste for disposal. Now you may donate it to a person in need of treatment or research for product development to advance the disease treatment. As a public cord blood cell bank, Mononuclear Therapeutics offers an opportunity to mothers and families to donate.
Risk and Benefit of Cord Blood Donation?
Following the delivery of your baby, the cord blood is collected from the umbilical cord and placenta. No health risk is associated with cord blood collection.
You will not benefit financially by taking part in the donated, however, in the unlikely event, your baby or your immediate family member needs the donated cells for treatment by providing a valid medical order, we will release the banked cells to you for ” free ” if the donated cells have been successfully banked and are still available in our bank*.
Whether you participate or not, your medical care will not be affected since this program is voluntary.
The requirement to be a Cord Blood Donor
A donor must be older than 18 years old and be screened to meet specific criteria for
- Medical history
- Demographics (gender, ethnicity, age, etc.)
- Infectious diseases and genetic diseases
Please contact our hotline +852 3702-3767 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you like to learn further.
You can donate your baby’s cord blood in Prince of Wales Hospital, Kwong Wah Hospital and Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital. In the meanwhile, we are in discussion with other hospitals to cover our service in the near future.