Risks of cord blood donation

WMDA is committed to protecting the safety of both patients and donors.
Cord blood donation usually takes place after a baby has been delivered and the umbilical cord is cut. It is considered safe, although in some countries there is discussion about the time at which the umbilical vein should be clamped.

WMDA has established a committee consisting of doctors, cord blood experts and legal advisors that evaluates serious adverse events and reactions related to the donation of blood stem cells.

Please bear in mind that the information on this website is a summary intended for information only, and is not a substitute for a healthcare provider’s medical judgement and advice. A donor should always consult with a healthcare provider if they have any questions or concerns about the risks of donation.