Public cord blood donation


The donation of cord blood is an individual and voluntary choice. If you are considering donating your cord blood you should:

  • Be willing to donate to any patient in the world
  • Be giving birth in one of the AusCord collection hospitals (see table below)
  • Discuss your wish to donate cord blood with your doctor and/or midwife at one of your antenatal visits
  • Ask for information about AusCord when attending antenatal visits

Public cord blood donation in Australia is operated by the National Cord Blood Collection and Banking Network, AusCord.

AusCord has a presence in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria; and only collects donations from specific participant hospitals.

The cord blood section pages provide information to better understand the process of cord blood donation.