The mother and baby’s names are kept confidential by the cord blood bank. The mother or baby’s name are never associated with the release of a cord blood unit for transplantation, which is the same policy used with all blood donation.
After the maternal infectious disease markers are tested, if there is a positive result, the cord blood bank is mandated by law, in some instances, to notify you and the State Public Health department.
If a cord blood donation is not bankable for future transplantation, then it is either used for Institutional Review Board-approved medical research or disposed of as medical waste. The most common reason a cord blood unit cannot be used is due to insufficient cell count or volume.