Guest Host Yolanda Vazquez talks with Dr. Robert Atlas of Mercy Medical Center about the hospital's public cord bank program. Community Blood Services and Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore have partnered together to launch the first public umbilical cord blood program in Maryland.
On October 11, Mercy Medical Center began giving all women the opportunity to donate their babies’ lifesaving umbilical cord blood for free through the not-for-profit public cord blood program at Community Blood Services, which has laboratories in Allendale and Camden, NJ. All units collected through the program will be listed on the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) registry for use by patients in need of transplants in Maryland or worldwide.
Robert Atlas Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mercy Medical Center About Dr. Atlas