My daughter is pregnant and due to have her baby within a few weeks. I have an acquaintance, who told me that women who have babies should donate the blood from the umbilical cords of their healthy babies so that others may live. I read a website about this and it touched my heart. Young women athletes are at risk of dying unless they find a match for the blood in the umbilical cords of normal healthy babies.
Would this be acceptable according to the Church for my daughter to donate the blood from her healthy baby’s umbilical cord so that others might live? I am praying that it is acceptable to the Church. Her baby, at least so far according to her doctors, she should be a normal birth. It touched me to think her normal baby could also save another person and what a joy it would be for another mother to know her child (no matter how old he/she is) would live because of this beautiful and healthy child.
Please advise on the morality of such a donation.