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, Victoria and in the Northern Territory; 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,

Northern Territory

Royal Darwin Hospital,
Tiwi (Indigenous Cord Blood Collection Site)

Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia

There are no participant hospitals in these states