Joanne was born on April 18, 1993, in San Francisco, California. Joanne always said she knew exactly when her leukemia started - it was on April 15, 2001. Following a twenty- month battle against her disease, Joanne passed away. Had she received a bone marrow or cord blood transplant early in her diagnosis, she most likely would have lived. ~~~~~~ Go to the "about" link at the top of the page to learn more about Joanne's story.
Due to the loss of federal funding for our program, we are temporarily unable to consent new donors at this time. We are working very hard to secure new funding.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We hope to resume consenting donors as soon as possible.
If you are scheduled to deliver at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) you can still donate your cord blood directly at the hospital.
The only public cord blood donation program serving all eligible donors in California.