Obstetrics Resources and Education

Use these resources to help educate labor and delivery staff on collection best practices and the importance of cord blood volume on transplant outcomes. Direct them to visit: BeTheMatchClinical.org/OB for the latest education and resources and BeTheMatch.org/Cord for patient-friendly information on cord blood donation. 

Cord Blood Articles

To support communications with your hospitals, we've developed pre-written cord blood content and headers you can use in enewsletters or other communications. Article content includes cord blood: donor and recipient stories, recent research, and resources. 

Resources

These materials may be downloaded or ordered to distribute at your hospitals to promote the importance of volume. Order materials now (note: one staff member from each cord blood bank has access to place orders). View online ordering training manual (PDF).

Education

  • Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Training for Public Donation: Instruction on proper cord blood collection procedures and a post-training assessment. After successful completion of training and assessment, the obstetrician receives a confirmation email, and notification is also provided to the cord blood bank designated by the obstetrician (if your bank chooses to participate). Training is approximately 7 minutes in duration and is available on mobile devices. 
  • Public Cord Blood Donation: Its clinical uses and the OB role (PPT): Instruction on proper cord blood collection procedures and a post-training assessment. After successful completion of training and assessment, the obstetrician receives a confirmation email, and notification is also provided to the cord blood bank designated by the obstetrician (if your bank chooses to participate). Training is approximately 7 minutes in duration and is available on mobile devices. 

Medical Position Papers

Several medical societies have issued statements on cord blood banking. This information can be shared with potential donors to help them understand cord blood options.