Demetra Vassiliou, MD, FRCSC
Cord Blood Donation
Canadian Blood Services
Canadian Blood Services collects voluntarily donated cord blood from mothers across Canada. It is free of charge and the cord blood can be used for those in need in Canada or the rest of the world. A package will be given to you by Dr. Vassiliou's staff. It is very important if you wish to donate to fill out and sign the consent form and bring it to the hospital when you are in labour. Failure to do so means that cord blood cannot be donated since consent for this purpose cannot be obtained when you are in labour. For futher information visit: https://www.blood.ca/en/cordblood
PLEASE NOTE THAT CORD DONATION WILL BE DISCONTINUED AFTER DECEMBER 11, 2017
Private Cord Collection
If you wish to donate privately so that the cord blood is kept for your baby/family please ask Dr. Vassiliou for options. Unlike Canadian Blood Services there is a charge for that option.