Public cord blood donation


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 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

AusCord participant hospitals:

AusCord employs specially trained collectors and only collects cord blood from the following participant hospitals:

New South Wales

Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick
Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Randwick
Royal Prince Alfred Women’s and Babies, Camperdown
St George Private Hospital, Kogarah

Royal Women’s Hospital/ Frances Perry House, Parkville

Angliss Hospital,
Ferntree Gully


Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, South Brisbane

Logan Hospital,

Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, ACT, NT

There are no participant hospitals in these states/territories