The African American Community Need Your Help!!! Donate Cord Blood Today. - heyhey16's Blog
The African American Community Need Your Help!!! Donate Cord Blood Today.
We as a People need to help each other out as much as we can. African Americans only make up 12% of American population and among us there are greater variations of HLA-types(Human Leukocyte Antigen) more than any other group. Also, with the blending of African and European genetics the variations of HLA becomes more diverse making it even harder to locate a genetic match. With the donation of your childs' cord blood it is likely that there will be a 70%chance that someone who look like you (black) will b e a match. You can save a life. Donating umbilical cord blood is an easy process. There is NO RISK TO YOU OR YOUR BABY. It is a safe procedure that is done after the delivery of your baby. It will not effect you or your child. Once your child umbilical cord has been cut the doctor will collect the blood from the placenta. It only takes a few minutes to collect the necessary amount that can save someones life(100cc).
Because the cord blood is collected after your baby is born, it worn't affect your baby or change the delivery process.
The cord blood bank covers the cost of collecting and storing the blood.
All infromation about you and your baby will be kept completely confidential.
Once you decide to donate, your kit will be sent to your home. Just complete the forms and then take them and the kit, with you when you go to the hospital to give birth.
African Americans need this life saving blood for diseases such as luekemia, lymphoma, and other inherited diseases, like sickle cell disease. The stem cells the cord blood would provide can save lives and improve the quality of a sick child's life.
To learn more please call 1-877-GIV-CORD.
and if you are in the chicago area you can pick up a brochure at the 63rd and Lowe Health Clinic, locate in the Wic office.
Please visit www.givcord.org