Cord Blood Collection | UC Davis Health

Cord Blood's Promise

Public cord blood donation is free and helps save lives

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Mothers helping others

Welcome to California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (CA-UCBCP). This website is designed as an informational resource for expectant parents, patients and their families, as well as health-care professionals, researchers and the general public.

Cord blood is used to treat a variety of diseases, ranging from cancers of the blood such as leukemias and lymphomas, to disorders such as sickle-cell disease and severe combined immunodeficiency or "bubble boy disease."

Through the Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program, mothers of newborns are able to donate their babies’ umbilical cord blood and have it publicly banked so it is available to anyone for lifesaving transplantations. 

Cord blood is also valuable to researchers seeking to improve transplantation, studying human immune cells or searching for new clinical uses of stem cells.

Cord blood donations are accepted in the Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas.

Find a participating CA-UCBCP birthing hospital

To learn more, please explore our website or contact us at 844-734-CORD (2673) or Thank you!