It comprises the collection, selection and donation of umbilical cord blood units by Colombian mothers, through an informed process that guarantees the safety and stability of the donation, as well as of the parallel samples taken from each unit.
Its implementation in 2014 required the administrative support of obstetrician-gynecologists and neonatologists from several hospitals and clinics in the city, as well as the approval of the ethics and research committee of the District Health Secretariat. Thanks to the implementation of the Cordial Program, a new collection method was born, which allowed the recovery of a greater amount of cells for each donation, which was implemented in the different hospitals participating in the program. This method was published in the journal Transfusion in 2017.
The program in its operation includes the use of communication pieces to adjust the call for umbilical cord blood donation to the context of delivery rooms and the approach by nurses. In 2016, around 6500 maternal mothers were approached of which 4000 were excluded and 2500 donated in hospitals of the public and private network in Bogota: Kennedy, Suba, Meissen, Engativá, Cafam and Clínica Country.
Today more than 9,000 donations have been made by Colombian mothers. If you want to know how to become a donor and the institutions where you can make the process contact us through our social networks.