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.
HC One offers the following outreach tools on the power of umbilical cord blood to save lives. We encourage community health workers, case managers, prenatal educators, doulas and breastfeeding peer counselors to share this information with clients. Together, we can make a difference in our communities.
Link here for the poster we presented October 4-6, 2010 at the World Stem Cell Summit.
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.