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.
- Expectant parents routinely receive information about cord blood
donation options from their
- 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