While we value every cord blood donation, we follow strict eligibility standards to ensure the usability of the cord blood received. If you answer ‘NO’ to all the questions below, you have met our general eligibility criteria.
- Are you below 18 years old?
- Are you expecting more than one baby during this pregnancy?
- Are you related by blood to your baby’s father (e.g. first cousins)?
- Have you had any blood transfusions in the past 12 months?
- Do you or your baby’s father or any of the baby’s siblings have Hepatitis B and/or C or is a carrier (chronic) of Hepatitis B or C?
- Have you been diagnosed with Malaria in the past 3 years?
- Have you had a bleeding problem, such as haemophilia or other clotting factor deficiencies, and received human-derived clotting factor concentrates in the past 5 years?
- Do you have any autoimmune disease?
- Have you had any type of organ or tissue transplant within the last 12 months?
- Have you had a tattoo or ear, skin or body piercing using shared instruments or needles in the past 12 months?
- Have you or your baby’s father been treated for sexually transmitted disease (STD) or have a positive test for STD?
- Have you or your baby’s father been diagnosed with AIDS or at risk for HIV/AIDS?
- Have you or any of your family members been diagnosed with Creutfeldt – Jakob Disease (CJD)?
- Have you, your baby’s father or any of the baby’s siblings ever had cancer or leukaemia or any blood disorder?
Detailed medical reviews will be done during the appointment with our Donor Coordinators to go through the Informed Consent Process
. This process will require you to answer questions relating to the medical history of your family and your spouse’s family.