Dan Berger Cord Blood Program
Cord Blood Collection Options
Public Banking Option
Private Banking Option
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Mary Wiegel
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Cord Blood Options Brochure

The Dan Berger Cord Blood Program was created in 2007 to give parents an option to preserve their baby’s umbilical cord blood for public use, for future personal health care needs, or research. Click here to read more about our program’s history.

Accomplishments 2007-Present

  • Expectant parents routinely receive information about cord blood donation options from their healthcare providers
  • More than 7,000 units of cord blood stem cells have been collected
  • Parents can choose to save their baby’s cord blood at nine area hospitals and birthing centers:
    Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC; UPMC Horizon–Shenango Valley; UPMC Mercy; UPMC Northwest; West Penn Hospital; St. Clair Hospital; The Midwife Center; Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana; St. Vincent Health Center, Erie; Hamot Medical Center, Erie; Trinity Health System, Steubenville; Jameson Health System, New Castle; Sharon Regional Health System, Sharon.
  • Personnel at all participating medical facilities receive regular training on cord blood collection techniques

Goals for 2015 and Beyond

In order to continue to make an impact, the Dan Berger Cord Blood Program will be embarking on a new phase of growth. We plan to expand our focus to begin sponsoring national-caliber research in order to advance our understanding of the clinical applications of cord blood stem cells as a therapeutic treatment.

If you would like to help sponsor new reasearch, click here to make a donation to the Dan Berger Cord Blood Program through the Magee-Womens Foundation.


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