Joanne Pang Foundation – California's only inclusive public cord blood donation program

donate cord blood

Thank you for considering the donation of your baby’s cord blood!

You may be eligible to donate your baby’s cord blood if you

  • are 18 years or older,
  • are at least at 34 weeks gestation, (though you may contact us before 34 weeks and be placed on a call back list), and
  • have asked your doctor or midwife if he/she is willing to collect your baby’s cord blood.

If you meet these qualifications, please contact the Joanne Pang Foundation at 415-787-CORD (2673) or, and we will help determine if you are an eligible donor based on additional criteria. The MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank makes the final determination on a prospective donor’s eligibility.

How does it work?

  • You must be eligible to donate, give your consent, and provide your medical history.
  • The MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank confirms your eligibility and processes your paperwork.
  • A collection kit is mailed to your home.
  • You will take the collection kit with you when you are admitted for labor and delivery.
  • The cord blood is collected after your baby is born, and the cord is cut and clamped.
  • The cord blood unit is packaged and shipped overnight to the cord blood bank.

What are the benefits?

  • Your baby’s cord blood stem cells provide unrelated patients an option for treating and even curing blood diseases and disorders.
  • There is NO CHARGE to donate your baby’s cord blood.