Is cord blood donation confidential?

Answer Information collected at the time of a cord blood donation is kept confidential, as are the results of subsequent medical tests performed on the donated blood. However, for public health reasons, d... Read More »

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Does blood donation lower cholesterol?

Iron speeds the oxidation of cholesterol, which increases the damage to arteries. Where blood donation does not lower cholesterol, it does lower iron, which in turn slows down the process of the ox... Read More »

Can I eat things like shrimp and sushi a day before a blood donation?

As far as I'm aware you can eat anything you like.

Any O-[neg] donor (or matching types) made the act of blood donation a gift for a future emergency transfusion?

Yes, I'm O-negative and I donate as often as possible!

Why save cord blood?

Cord blood is the stem cell-rich blood that is contained in the umbilical cord. It is collected right after the baby is born. The blood cells found in the umbilical cord can be used in medical rese... Read More »