DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital is the first hospital in Detroit and among the first hospitals in the region to launch an umbilical cord blood banking program as part of an effort to provide life-saving hope for those who have been diagnosed with cancer and serious blood disorders.
Expecting mothers can now opt to have their child’s umbilical cord blood stored and used to save lives across the globe instead of simply disposing of it after birth as is traditionally the case.
It is our hope that eventually, every mother who gives birth at Sinai-Grace will choose to donate their cord blood. These mothers are not only giving birth, but they are giving life.
Sinai-Grace is working with the J.P. McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, a public, non-profit stem cell bank founded in 2001. It is one of only a few internationally recognized cord stem cell banks affiliated with the National Marrow Donor Program. For more information, visit www.karmanos.org/cordblood.
TV20 Detroit reporter Jorge Avellan recently came to Sinai-Grace to do a story on the new program, and while at the hospital, he was able to witness the birth of little Mavel, whose mother, Britney Lindsey, graciously donated her cord blood. Check out the story in the link below:
Dr. Reginald Eadie