Save a life by donating cord blood
Becoming a parent is a life-changing moment full of promise, joy and a natural share of anxiety. For parents of a sick child, those worries are more intense - especially if that child needs a stem cell transplant to survive. That was what Amy and Mike Lupton had to face when their little Nate was diagnosed with a rare immune deficiency. Finding a cord blood match was the miracle the Luptons had been waiting for. Nate underwent a lifesaving stem cell transplant at just eight months.
Your baby's cord blood contains high quality stem cells that can treat over 80 diseases and disorders. It may be the only cure for patients, like Nate, fighting life threatening conditions such as leukemia, lymphoma and aplastic anemia.
Through the partnership between BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre and Canadian Blood Service, a new choice is now available to qualifying mothers.
Approximately 75% of Canadian patients who need a blood stem cell transplant are unable to find a suitable match in their own family and require stem cells from an unrelated donor. Your baby's cord blood stem cells may be the one match to save a life.
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