(Closed) Cord blood donation

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I was going to do this with Baby #1 but the kit didn’t come in time.  Or at all, actually.  And I wasn’t super early–she came one day before her due date.  Here, you have to complete a questionnaire and consent form and then they (allegedly) send the kit.  And your doctor has to complete a little online training class.  So I guess my only advice is to check and see what all it entails, if your doctor is willing to help, and to do this all WELL in advance.  🙂

Post # 6
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720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@abbyful:  That’s what we ended up doing when my daughter was born.  But I’m not sure if it did her a disservice or not as she was was pretty jaundiced.  It would make logical sense that clamping earlier could have helped that but I’ve never read up on it or asked about it so I could be totally off.  Perhaps I’ll ask at my appointment on Thursday.

Post # 7
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2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I will be donating. My baby is a combination of ethnic minorities so I feel very responsible to donate. My hospital doesn’t require me to do anything in advance though.

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