"The first good deed my firstborn Karys did was to donate her cord blood to SCBB. By donating, we would help to build up a more comprehensive public repository of cord blood units. This is available to anyone who requires stem cell therapy / transplant. Instead of discarding it away, the best way to go about it is to donate.
Imagine if everyone makes the decision to donate their baby's cord blood at birth, people in need of transplants would have much better chance of finding a suitable match."
"The first time we heard about storing of cord blood for our own usage was when I was expecting my first child. However, the fees are quite high to bank it privately for an average family like us. Then, we came to know about SCBB where we can donate our baby's cord blood and help save lives! If our donation is unsuccessful, we can choose to allow our baby's cord blood to be used for medical research rather than discarding it as waste. The idea of saving someone's life and contributing to medical research had made me donate all of my three children's cord blood to SCBB."
"During my first pregnancy, I evaluated both the private and public cord blood banks. After realising that if my baby is ill, his cord blood could be discarded, it made no sense to bank privately, especially for those who have only one child. I made three donations so far and have been encouraging mothers to do so as it's a great way to save lives!"
"As a Muslim, cord blood donation is permissible and encouraged. I took this opportunity to help others and save lives by donating thrice to SCBB. This is one of my contributions to the society."
"We donated both our children's cord blood because we were aware that it can be used to help someone with life-threatening disease."
"The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. Donating cord blood is not only saving lives, it is also a way to realise how important life is."
"We understood that cord blood will be thrown away if no action is taken. We thought, why not donate it so that it can be used to save someone's life? We donated all three of our children's cord blood to SCBB."
"We decided to donate our daughter's cord blood with hope of saving someone's life. When I was pregnant with my second child, the thought of banking privately did not cross my mind. Cord blood donation was the way to go. If I get pregnant with my third child, we will definitely donate the cord blood to SCBB again."
SCBB Donor, 2009
"... knowing that cord blood can be used to save another life... I hope more parents will come forward and donate their baby's cord blood too."
Zuliana Abdul Karim
SCBB Donor, 2009