Progenics has a Direct Donation Program for parents who would like to donate their baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells to a family member who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease that can be treated with stem cells (excluding diseases being treated with stem cells under clinical trials). This program is for Canadian residents only. The service is free of charge if the family member meets the following criteria:1. He/she is a sibling or parent of the baby.
2. His/her attending transplant physician agrees that cord blood stem cells can be used for their treatment.
At Progenics’ request, supporting documentation from a transplant physician must be provided in order to qualify for free cord blood banking. The service and storage remain free as long as the family member is in need. Shipping and other applicable fees may apply. For more information on this program, please contact Progenics at 1-866-921-1666.