Public Cord Blood Donations

Public banking allows mothers who deliver in designated hospitals to donate their umbilical cord blood (free of charge) to a person in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant.

How Do I Become a Donor?
Thank you for your interest in donating your baby's cord blood. Becoming a donor is simple and rewarding. Your donation helps increase the national inventory of cord blood units available to those in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant. Banked public units from StemCyte are listed on the Be The Match Registry®. When a patient needs a transplant, the patient's doctor or transplant center can search the Be The Match Registry®.

First step is to determine if you are delivering at a StemCyte affiliated hospital (list below). Next, you may ask for a public bank specialist when you are admitted to the hospital or contact us now (see below).

If you have any questions, are interested in donating cord blood, or your delivery hospital is not listed, please contact our public bank specialists by emailing

StemCyte's Public Cord Blood Donation Program is available at the following hospitals:

  • Long Beach Memorial, Long Beach, California
  • White Memorial, Los Angeles, California
  • Sharp Mary Birch, San Diego, California
  • Kaiser Sunset, Los Angeles, California
  • Kaiser Baldwin Park, Baldwin Park, California

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