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    Default Have you donated cord blood?

    Wondering how common this is. Have you donated cord blood or are you planning to?

    I planned to with my first but she arrived on a day that they don't do collections and I had placenta complications. I'm really hoping I can donate this time around.

    Those that have donated, was there a special reason you donated? I had a very close childhood friend with blood cancer and saw everything he went through. I felt very helpless at the time and I guess I still do. If you have donated, big hugs to you. Thank you for your wonderful gift xx

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    Not to my knowledge. If I had been asked then I would have no problem donating it.

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    Only a few hospitals can collect unfortunately

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    I would have, but it isn't an option in the rural are I live in unfortunately.

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    Pretty sure I was asked to do this and I agreed (I birthed in a major maternity hospital).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Pretty sure I was asked to do this and I agreed (I birthed in a major maternity hospital).
    Did the ask in advance or on the day?

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    As you are already aware, yes we did. I had a planned c-section and was asked on admission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    As you are already aware, yes we did. I had a planned c-section and was asked on admission.
    How soon after did they take it? I'm wondering if mine will still be good even if they take a while to get it out again.

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    I can't be sure as I was under GA sorry. But the placenta was given to Dh with Dd so it must've been in the 45mins following delivery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    I can't be sure as I was under GA sorry. But the placenta was given to Dh with Dd so it must've been in the 45mins following delivery.
    I'll have to ask when I have my visit. Last time it took over 2 hours to get mine out.


 

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