Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Update: Donating Stem Cells During Childbirth in Canada

A few days ago I posted about donating stem cells from cord blood.

I phoned up Canadian Blood Services.

And unfortunately, they do not have a system of cord blood donation set up yet. It's in the works, but it will not be operational for another couple of years.

So the cord blood will have to go to waste. What a shame.

I look forward to the inauguration of this system, and I think the pro-life movement should promote it aggressively. If we create a supply of easily accessible stem cells, it will make embryonic stem cell research less attractive.

Meanwhile, you can still donate blood marrow.