What to Expect?

If you decide to register to the Public Cord Blood Bank, this precious donation is made in three steps :

  1. The enrolling
  2. The selection process
  3. The donation

Pregnant women eligible to register to the Public Cord Blood Bank must enroll themselves by calling 1-800-565-6635 or 514-832-5000, ext. 5253 or by sending an email to sangdecordon@hema-quebec.qc.ca.

A selection process has been developed for future mothers who wish to donate umbilical cord blood of their babies. It aims to ensure their own safety, that of the unborn child and that of the person receiving the transplant. The selection process takes about 15 minutes.

The collection of unbilical cord blood requires 3 to 5 minutes and is safe for the child and the mother. The cord blood is collected after the birth of the child, once the umbilical cord is cut, but before placental expulsion. The mother and the child feel no effect.

To learn more or to register :