As the first baby to be born at Norwest Private Hospital on Coin for Cord Day on Friday, Jayden Hoh was given a teddy bear to mark the occasion.
Parents Anne and David Hoh, of The Ponds, accepted the bear from the Inner Wheel Club of Baulkham Hills president Lyn Stanley.
Cord blood research is the national project of Inner Wheel clubs, who raise money on Coin for Cord Day each year to fund research which helps to save lives of children and adults with life-threatening illnesses.
The blood left behind in the placenta and umbilical cord is rich in blood-forming haemopoietic stem cells.
When transplanted into a patient, the cells can replace blood cells that have been destroyed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy.