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The Hawaii Cord Blood Bank is an independent, nonprofit community service organization whose mission is to support measures aimed at improving patient access to transplant, including the collection and public banking of umbilical cord blood from Hawaii's ethnically diverse population. The procedure is quick and completely safe to both mom and baby, yet can provide a potentially life-saving treatment for diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell anemia and more.
Why cord blood?
Cord blood contains the same kind of special cells as bone marrow and, like bone marrow, has been used in transplants to cure patients with otherwise fatal diseases.
Blood is collected from the umbilical cord and placenta only after baby is born and the cord is cut. Unlike private cord blood banking, contributing to the Hawaii Cord Blood Bank is totally free of charge and the stored unit is available to help others who desperately need another chance at life.
Services We Provide
The Hawaii Cord Blood Bank is based out of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. For more information, contact the Hawaii Cord Blood Bank at Info@HCBB.org.