HealthConnect One works with community health workers to identify messages and messengers which resonate with a variety of communities.
Umbilical Cord Blood - Link to Life
Umbilical cord blood can help to save a life,
but only if the person who needs it can find a match.
In collaboration with Mercy and Mt. Sinai Hospitals, the Coleman Foundation, and a robust advisory committee, HC One developed the following outreach tools to demonstrate the power of umbilical cord blood to save lives.
We also created a toolkit and training program, encouraging community health workers, case managers, prenatal educators, doulas and breastfeeding peer counselors to share this information with clients.
By listening and reaching people where they are - with the right message and the right messenger - we make a difference in our communities.
Please link below for a 9-minute video describing the power of umbilical cord blood to save lives.
Umbilical Cord Blood - Link to Life (in English)
Sangre del Cordón Umbilical - Conexión a la Vida (en Español)
- Produced by Long Haul Productions
- Developed by HealthConnect One
- With generous support from The Coleman Foundation and Washington Square Health Foundation
- And invaluable assistance from the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, the Chicago Hispanic Health Coalition, Children's Memorial Hospital, and Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
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Hear Interviews with Mom
Please link below for 2-minute interviews with any of the moms featured in the audio slideshow:
Download Story Cards
Please link here to download 2-sided palm cards featuring stories of donor moms and the families of cord blood transplant recipients:
Interviews by Long Haul Productions
Photos by Eric Y. Exit & Flint Chaney
Donate Umbilical Cord Blood
To donate umbilical cord blood in Illinois, visit ITxM Cord Blood Services or call 1.877.GIV.CORD (1.877.448.2673)
To donate umbilical cord blood outside Illinois, visit Be the Match National Registry, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program or call 1.800.627.7692
To learn about the difference between public donation and family banking, visit the Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation.