Friday, October 7, 2011
The Cord Blood Call
Yesterday I contacted the hospital where I gave birth to our daughter. While there, in June of 2010, I donated my cord blood. Recently, I was thinking about all of the blood I've donated over the years, worrying about all of the people I could have infected unknowingly. Then, I remembered about the cord blood and I was devastated. Surely it had been used by now! Finally, I contacted the hospital. They were very grateful and three different people I spoke with there asked how I was feeling and how treatment was going! The final person I spoke with said he would check to see if my cord blood had been viable and if it was and had not been used, he would dispose of it immediately. I will never know for sure if it was used or not, but I am hopeful that I caught it in time and a child will be spared from the nightmare that is this disease.