For more information on cord banking, stem cells and other related sites, the following resources may be of interest to you.
FDA: Questions about Blood
This U.S. Food and Drug Administration site offers information on safety procedures and regulations for the collection and storage of cord blood.
The Parents Guide To Cord Blood
An excellent web site run by a non-profit organization offering a wide variety of information about cord baking, including detailed lists of private banks.
Stem Cell Information
A detailed look at stem cells from The National Institute of Health.
American Pregnancy Association
A national health organization promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness through education, research, advocacy, and community awareness.
National Marrow Donor Program: Be The Match
The National Marrow Donor Program's "Be The Match" offers you the opportunity to help a patient in need by donating umbilical cord blood (or bone marrow) through local hospitals.
Accepts donations (to qualified participants) on behalf of the National Marrow Donor Program's Be The Match Registry for those without a local participating hospital in their area.
The Alberta Cord Blood Bank
A non-profit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of umbilical cord blood stem cells for public use.
Victoria Angel - Registry of Hope
The Victoria Angel Registry of Hope is a publicly-accessible stem cell program that accepts donations of umbilical cord blood and makes the samples available to people throughout the world.
A public cord bank accepting donation located in Quebec.