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Can a hospital take my cord blood without my permission?
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Cord Blood is the blood that remains in a baby’s umbilical cord after it has been cut and is considered particularly important as it is a rich source of stem cells. Banking cord blood can be used for medical procedures late in life. Discuss topics including cord blood banking and donating.

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Can a hospital take my cord blood without my permission?

I know this is an odd question but I have to ask out of curiousity.  When they take your umbilical cord and placenta at birth do they automatically donate it to public cord banks now?
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No the choice to donate is up to the mother. If you would like to donate let your obknow in advance and if not make sure he knows that as well!
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