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Introduction to Cord Blood Donation

 

When Tzu Chi set up the umbilical cord blood bank, the planned storage capacity was to support 12 thousand units cord blood. Currently, that maximum storage space is almost fully utilized, hence it is unable to meet the requirements of those pregnant mothers with EDD (Expected Date of Delivery) later than 1st of Nov 2008.

1. Tzu Chi Umbilical Cord Blood Bank-Donors Eligibility Guidelines

(1)
The hospitals with delivery facilities, obstetricians & delivery teams are willing to assist in collecting cord blood.
Marital status Legal married couple(non-related marriage)

Health Condition

Expectant mother & fetus are in good health.
(2)
Donors age as or above 34, must furnish the amniocentesis result.(Donors below age 34, must furnish the same if requested by the doctor)
(3)
No infectious disease : history of Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis C carrier
(4)
4. No history of the following activities for the last twelve months: blood transfusion, surgery, tattoo, ear/skin piercing…. etc.
(5)
No medical history of cancer, epilepsy, or any inherited disease that could affect daily living.
(6)
No history of intra-uterine death, still birth.
(7)
Miscarriage: due to unexplained intra-uterine growth retardation, abortion due to fetal abnormality or repeated miscarriage during early pregnancy or second trimester miscarriage and intra-uterine death (exclude abortion).
(8)
Please provide medical/laboratory reports if you have previous surgery or medical history. This is to meet the stringent quality and standards necessary for use in stem cells transplant.
(9)
No family history of blood disorder(e.g.: Thalassemia), inherited autoimmune diseases (e.g.: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis…etc autoimmune disease)

(10)

No travel history to Malaria infected country within the past one year from registration.
(11)
No travel history to non-Malaria infected country within the last month from registration.
(12)
For the couple:
A.
No sex-related inheritance disorders e.g.G6PD Deficiency.
B.
No history of AIDS or tested HIV, sexually transmitted disease, syphilis.
C.
No adoption within the direct family.
(13)
During pregnancy-to exclude:
A.
Surrogate mother
B.
IVF (intra-uterine fertilization)
C.
Multiple pregnancy
D.
Smoking, drinking, chewing betel nuts, drug abuse.
E.
Any disease/illness during this pregnancy that will affect maternal health.
F.
Infectious disease or fever above 38 degree etc.
G.
Please provide prescription if you are taking prescriptive medication
H.
Any complication during this pregnancy e.g. placenta previa, septicemia, pregnancy induced hypertension, gestational diabetes…etc.
(14)
During labor:
A.
Must be more than 36 weeks pregnant.
B.
Membrane ruptured not more than 24 hours to prevent intra-uterine infection.
C.
Any complication during this pregnancy e.g. placenta previa, septicemia, pregnancy induced hypertension, gestational diabetes…etc.
D.
No infectious disease or fever above 38 degree etc.
E.
No fetal distress or Meconium-free amniotic fluid.
F.
Placenta: check for completeness, signs of infection or infarct.
G.
Umbilical cord must be longer than 10 cm.

 

2. Documents to bring along

(1)
Pregnancy booklet(past pregnancy records, medical checkup reports…etc.)
(2)
1st consultation record : Main test items in the blood test report from laboratory. – Kindly attached original copy of the report.
Test Item
Test Item
Test Item
WBC
Ht
ABO
RBC
MCV
Rh D
Hb
PL
(3)
1st consultation record : Test items in the immune serum test report from laboratory. – Kindly attached original copy of the report.
Test Item
STS-RPR
HIV Ab-EIA
(4)
Regular consultation record : Main test items in the radioimmunoassay test report from nuclear medicine laboratory. – Kindly attached original copy of the report.
Test Item
Test Item
STS-RPR
Rube-IgG
HBs Ag
HBe Ag
(5)
Pregnant mothers’ age 34 or above, must furnish complete set of amniocentesis report(inclusive of chromosome map & analysis table). Note: Donors age below 34, must furnish the same report if requested by the doctor.
(6)
Please provide prescription if you are taking prescriptive medication.
(7)
Any other consultation reports(e.g.: Gynecological/ Endocrine related surgery pathology report…etc.). This is to meet the stringent quality and standards necessary for use in stem cells transplant.

 

3.Contact Information

Area
Coverage
Office/Telephone
Address
Great Taipei Area
Taipei, Keelung, Taoyuan, HsinChu, PengHu
Medical Room,
Tzu Chi Taipei Branch office
02-27760111
ext. 2894~2899(6 lines)
35, alley 7, lane 217, sec. 3 Chung-Hsiao East Rd.
Taipei City 106
Great Taichung Area
Taichung, Miauli, Changhua, Nantou
Tzu Chi Taichung Branch office
04-23054073 ext. 250/258
2, lane 314 Min-Cheng Rd.
Taichung City 403
YuinChia Area
Yuinlin、Chiayi
Tzu Chi Hospital Dalin Branch
05-2648000 ext. 5105
2, Min-Sheng Rd. Dalin Town
Chiayi County 622
Tainan Area
Tainan
Tzu Chi Tainan Branch office
06-2792999 ext. 9
222 Zan-Yi Rd. Zan-Der Township, Tainan County 717
KaoPin Area
Kaoshiung, Pintung
Tzu Chi Kaohsiung Branch office
07-3987667 ext. 1302/1305
2, lane 320, Ziyoyi Rd. San-min District Kaohsiung City 807
East Area
Yilan、Hualien, Taidung
Cord Blood Bank, BTCSCC
03-8561825 ext. 3359/3707
701 Sec. 3, Chung Yang Road, Hualien City 970

 

Update: Oct. 2009

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