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Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

Contact the Maternal and Child Health Section

  •  850-245-4465
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    Fax

    850-245-4047
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    Mailing Address

    Maternal and Child Health Section 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1721 

The term "cord blood" is used to describe the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and the placenta after the birth of a baby. Up until recently, this afterbirth was discarded as medical waste. Cord blood contains stem cells that may be medically frozen and preserved for later use in medical therapies, such as stem cell transplants or clinical trials of new stem cell therapies. Cord blood can either be donated for the public good or stored privately for the family.

For more information and links to private and public cord blood bank options visit:

Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation logo        U.S. department of Health and Human Services, HRSA logo