Give Birth to Hope
Donating your baby’s umbilical cord blood may offer a precious resource to a patient in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant. Umbilical cord blood is rich in blood-forming stem cells, which can renew themselves and grow into mature blood cells. After your baby is born, these cord blood cells can be collected, preserved and later used as a source of stem cells for transplantation for patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other life-threatening blood diseases.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute jointly oversee the Cord Blood Donation Program to provide hope to all patients in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant. For more information about the stem cell transplant program please visit The Stem Cell/Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center (DF/BWCC) web site.
Learning that his son Darren suffered from life-threatening leukemia was the darkest moment of Keith Kennedy's life. Today, thousands of lives, like Darren's, can be saved through a new program at BWH and DFCI that enables parents to donate umbilical cord blood to a public bank for those in critical need of stem cell transplants.
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