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UC Davis Medical Center launches cord blood collection system
Sacramento Business Journal

New mothers at UC Davis Medical Center can now donate the umbilical cord blood of their babies to California’s first comprehensive public system of collecting cord blood for transplantation and medical research.

Donations are scheduled to begin next month at Sutter Memorial Hospital.

Authorized by state legislation in 2010, California’s state-funded umbilical cord blood collection program is designed to broaden the diversity of umbilical cord blood banked for transplant use and to provide a source of high-quality cord blood units for research.