At Crouse Health, we believe all life is precious. That’s why we have partnered with the Upstate Cord Blood Bank, our local not-for-profit public banking center, to help improve and save lives.
Umbilical cord blood is rich in stem cells and has been shown to have a beneficial value in fighting against blood cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma, and as many as 80 other life-threatening diseases. A transplant of the cord blood a mother chooses to bank might just be the only hope of a cure for those suffering from cancer and other diseases.
Thank you for choosing to deliver your baby at Crouse’s Kienzle Family Maternity Center. If you have decided to donate your umbilical cord blood, the first step is to speak with your obstetrician during your 36-week visit. Once you have completed several forms, your doctor will notify Crouse of your intent to donate. The donation process at delivery is seamless and painless.