It is surprising that a metropolitan area like Houston only has two clinics, plus one at Baylor University (see the Dallas listings for information on Baylor’s program).
The clinics offer straightforward infertility services, and make no comments about whether they serve gay and lesbian couples wishing to become parents.
Baylor College of Medicine
In spite of Houston’s size and renowned collection of research hospitals, only a private cord blood donor company was found. Mothers in the Houston area wishing to donate their baby’s cord blood to a public bank or research facility should ask their attending physicians or the OB department at their hospital.
Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates, P.A. (OGA) and FemPartners, Inc., of Houston, TX, says it is the largest women’s health care physician network in the Southwest. They offer comprehensive umbilical cord blood banking services to all patients through an exclusive agreement with Viacord, a subsidiary of ViaCell, Inc., and a leading company in cord blood stem cell preservation.
Through this agreement, all OGA expectant parents will receive obstetrical counseling and education regarding the value of umbilical cord blood stem cells and the opportunity for their collection and long-term storage with this private company.
Obstetrical and Gynecological Associates, P.A.
Houston TX 77054