Cord Blood Banking

Cord blood has the ability to save lives. Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of your baby. The cord blood contains stem cells that can be collected and stored for future medical therapies.

St. Joseph Hospital has a relationship with CHOC Children's Cord Blood Bank.

We also support the parents' decision to use another Cord Blood Bank. If using another provider, please talk to your obstetrician regarding the necessary collection of cord blood prior to delivery.