Public and private cord blood banks

Nationwide public cord blood banks | Public cord blood banks | Private cord blood banks

Public cord blood banks that accept cord blood from anywhere in the U.S.

  • CariCord
    12635 E. Montview Blvd, Suite 300
    Aurora, CO 80045-7116
    844-227-4267
    About Us: The CariCord laboratory and repository are located at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, part of the Colorado Science + Technology Park. Many parents worry that the business they invest in today might be gone in a few years - and certainly worry about risk over 21 years. By selecting our services, parents are assured that their baby's cord blood is stored at a highly credentialed facility that will be there for a lifetime and beyond. CariCord processing is done in the University of Colorado's ClinImmune Laboratory, employing the same methods, equipment and technicians as the FDA licensed public units for The University of Colorado Cord Blood bank. CariCord cord blood units are also stored in the same state of the art facility. This partnership provides CariCord and our clientele a direct association with the adjacent facilities, including University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, The Veterans Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado. These research facilities and treatment centers are geared toward current and next generation life-saving technologies. At build out, the Colorado Science + Technology Park will encompass 578 acres and 17 million square feet of advanced healthcare treatment and research facilities.
  • Celebrations Stem Cell Center
    3495 S. Mercy Road
    Gilbert, AZ 85297
    877.522.2355, 480-722-9963
    Celebrations Stem Cell Center will be excepting public cord blood donations from the Phoenix metropolitan area and southern Arizona. Please call 480-722-9963 or visit their web site at www.CelebrationStemCellCentre.com to find out more about their public donation program.
  • CORD:USE
    Collects from Florida, Michigan and North Carolina
    1991 Summit Park Drive, suite 2000
    Orlando, FL 32810
    1 888 CORDUSE (267 3873), 407-667-4844
    CORD:USE Family Cord Blood Bank utilizes stringent processes, highly advanced technologies and high quality practices as guided by the CORD:USE team of the world�s leading cord blood physicians and scientists to protect your family�s cord blood. CORD:USE is obstetrician led and directed by an unparalleled team of the world�s leaders in cord blood banking, research and transplantation. The CORD:USE team of cord blood leaders and experts have experience with thousands of cord blood transplants and are recognized as many of the world�s foremost cord blood experts. For more information regarding the CORD:USE Team of Cord Blood Experts, click here. CORD:USE Family Cord Blood Bank will protect your family�s cord blood at a state-of-the-art laboratory at which your baby�s cord blood will be processed and stored using the same type of high quality cord blood banking practices and technology that are utilized with our public cord blood bank which places units into the federally created public cord blood inventory. We know that expectant parents choose family cord blood banking because they want to do everything they can to protect their family. That�s why CORD:USE Family Cord Blood Bank will utilize what its team of world leaders believe are the best processes and technology in order to do everything we can to protect their families� cord blood. CORD:USE Public Cord Blood Bank, a leader in cord blood banking, is creating a large, ethnically diverse, high quality inventory of available umbilical cord blood stem cell units for the many patients in need of a potentially life-saving transplant. CORD:USE has entered into agreements with hospitals across the country to provide mothers the option to donate their babies� cord blood. CORD:USE makes these cord blood units available to transplanters, throughout the country and around the world, as a critical component in the treatment of over 80 life-threatening diseases. CORD:USE has received the prestigious accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). CORD:USE lists its cord blood units on the National Marrow Donor Program�s (NMDP) Registry. CORD:USE has also been awarded a contract by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand the supply of cord blood units for the National Cord Blood Inventory.
  • Core23 BioBank
    909 East Republic Road, Suite B104
    Springfield, MO 65807
    877.286.2323, 417.222.0323
    We are a hybrid blood bank in Springfield, Missouri that combines aspects of both the public and private cord blood banking systems. In fact, we are the only private cord blood banking system (family banking) within a 500-mile radius of our location�providing families across the Midwest an easy, safe and secure opportunity to save, or donate, their baby�s umbilical cord blood and cord tissue. As a private cord blood bank, we provide peace-of-mind for families knowing that their baby�s valuable cord blood is safe and secure. As a public cord blood bank, we are a research intensive facility specializing in identifying and collecting special and rare tissue types and dedicated to characterization, manufacturing and translational research for transplantation, cell therapies and regenerative medicines.
  • Cryo-Save India Private Limited
    Gayatri Tech Park, Road 1 B, EPIP, KIADB, Whitefield
    Bangalore0091-80-42430180
    Date Opened November 2008 Processes Performed Cord blood and cord tissue processed and stored Indian Cities Served Bangalore Delhi Mumbai Chennai Hyderabad Pune Ahmedabad Kolkatta Accreditations Officially accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) WHO GMP ISO 9001:2008 Date of First Sample Storage December 2008 Unique Fact Newest and modern design, fully automated lab with no manual intervention.
  • Dan Berger Cord Blood Program
    412-209-7479
    The Dan Berger Cord Blood Program was created in 2007 to give parents an option to preserve their babys umbilical cord blood for public use, for future personal health care needs, or research. Click here to read more about our programs history. Accomplishments 2007-2012 Expectant parents routinely receive information about cord blood donation options from their healthcare providers More than 7,000 units of cord blood stem cells have been collected Parents can choose to save their babys cord blood at nine area hospitals and birthing centers: Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC; UPMC HorizonShenango Valley; UPMC Mercy; UPMC Northwest; West Penn Hospital; St. Clair Hospital; The Midwife Center; Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana; St. Vincent Health Center, Erie; Hamot Medical Center, Erie; Trinity Health System, Steubenville; Jameson Health System, New Castle; Sharon Regional Health System, Sharon. Personnel at all participating medical facilities receive regular training on cord blood collection techniques Goals for 2013 and Beyond In order to continue to make an impact, the Dan Berger Cord Blood Program will be embarking on a new phase of growth. We plan to expand our focus to begin sponsoring national-caliber research in order to advance our understanding of the clinical applications of cord blood stem cells as a therapeutic treatment. If you would like to help sponsor new reasearch, click here to make a donation to the Dan Berger Cord Blood Program through the Magee-Womens Foundation. http://www.foundation.mwrif.org/donate/
  • LifebankUSA
    45 Horsehill Road
    Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
    1-877-543-3226, 1-877-543-3226
    LifebankUSA collects donations from anywhere in U.S.A. for medical research. LifebankUSA has just launched a new site for expectant mothers to find out more about their cord blood donation program. The new page contains information for expectant parents about the Lifebank USA donation program, and who is eligible. To find out more about LifebankUSA's cord blood donation program, please visit http://www.donatecordblood.org/ The Family in Need Program is for families who currently have a child in need of a stem cell transplant, and who are banking a newborn's umbilical cord blood with the intention that it will be used for the sick sibling. In this situation, LifebankUSA will waive all enrollment and storage fees involved with banking the unit for the family. For more information, visit www.lifebankusa.com
  • Lifeforce Cryobanks
    270 Northlake Blvd., Suite 1000
    Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
    1-800-869-8608, 1-407-834-8333
    Lifeforce Cryobanks Provides expert cord blood collecting, processing, banking professionals and scientists for 15 years; leaders in the cord blood community. We are qualified, experienced and technical experts who have successfully helped clients around the world launch and grow successful blood bank organizations and are passionate about our mission to save lives. Lifeforce Cryobanks was the first to accept both private storage and publicly donated cord blood collections from anywhere in the United States. A Leading Provider of Full-Service Cord Blood Banking Lifeforce Cryobanks provides custom and flexible strategic consulting services to help organizations develop and operate high-quality and successful cord blood banks. Our full range of services, including regulatory affairs guidance, technology licensing, operational training and ongoing support, has proved to help our clients realize exceptional growth and ROI. Higher Concentration Of Stem Cells - Proprietary Cryopreservation Each unit is individually processed using our proprietary PremierMaxCB℠ processing system. This non-automated process produces a final unit that contains a higher dosage of stem cells for transplant. Every unit undergoes quality control to measure cell counts prior to and after cryopreservation. At Lifeforce Cryobanks, we are proud to state that every unit transplanted has proven to be viable upon thawing. Click here for more details of our PremierMaxCB℠ Technology. Registries Publicly donated cord blood units are listed with the National Marrow Donor ProgramÃ�® (NMDP), supporting their �Be the Match� campaign as well as the Caitlyn Raymond International Registry. We maintain licenses in the States of California, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. ST. AGNES HOSPITAL Cord for Life cord blood collection program. Beginning April 2012, women giving birth at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland will have the opportunity to donate their babies life-saving umbilical cord blood for FREE to be listed on the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) registry for use by patients in need of a cord blood transplant in Maryland or worldwide. Umbilical cord blood will be collected by LifeForce CryoBanks / CORD FOR LIFE DONATION PROGRAM. You can find out more about the CORD FOR LIFE DONATION PROGRAM by calling LIFEFORCE CRYOBANKS at 1 800 869 8608. This program is a collaboration involving the Maryland Catholic Conference, St. Agnes Hospital, LifeForce CryoBanks and Save the Cord Foundation. . A crucial goal of this partnership and collaboration is to increase the number of cord blood donors who are African-American and who are extremely underrepresented in the donor population to find out more information please call LIFEFORCE CRYOBANKS / CORD FOR LIFE CORD BLOOD DONATION PROGRAM at 1800 869 8608 or visit www.cordforlifefoundtion.org. FDA Approved - Exceed Industry & Federal Standards Lifeforce Cryobanks is registered with the FDA and every operation follows the FDA�s Current Good Manufacturing and Good Tissue Practices (cGMP/cGTP) producing a safe, potent, pure and quality cell unit. In addition, we follow all the regulatory standards as required by the AABB and the NMDP. These organizations routinely inspect our facility to confirm we adhere to these mandatory regulations. Licensed & Advanced Training Our Technical Experts are licensed Technicians and Technologists. They are thoroughly trained on cord blood methodologies and undergo annual competency evaluations to maintain their excellence in the field. Quality & Passion - We Are Passionate About Our Mission Of Saving Lives Lifeforce Cryobanks truly believes and treats every stem cell unit as a second chance at life. The team is passionate about the lifesaving potential of cord blood and its ablity to help a loved one in need of a stem cell transplant. At Lifeforce Cryobanks, you can rest assured that you have found an industry leader that demands clinical excellence and is dedicated to taking care of your child�s cord blood. Email info@lifeforcecryobanks.com
  • StemCyte
    1589 W. Industrial Park St.
    Covina, CA 91722
    866-783-6298, 1-866-783-6298
    StemCyte 1589 W. Industrial Park St. Covina, CA 91722 866-389-4659 stemcyte.com StemCyte is currently collecting public cord blood donations, with the support of three U.S. government and National Marrow Donor Program grants. Stemcyte collects donations from Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns in San Diego, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, California, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland Ca., White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles and St. John/Providence, Detroit, Michigan.
  • StemCyte Tawain Co. Ltd.
    02-26097577
    NEW TAIPEI CITY 24402-26097577
  • Virgin
    250 Gunnersbury Avenue, London W4 5QB
    0845 620 9665
    Virgin Health Bank was developed to meet the needs of UK families who are considering banking their baby’s cord blood stem cells and want the support of an ethically motivated cord blood bank committed to delivering high quality service. We empower families to make informed decisions about storing their baby’s cord blood stem cells by providing them with accurate and honest information. We do not pressure families into buying our services. We create high quality cord blood stem cell units for use in transplants and consult with leading transplant physicians to ensure that the stem cell units we produce are of the quality they require.
  • Virgin Health Bank
    P.O. Box 210563
    974 4404 9024
    Virgin Health Bank was developed to meet the needs of families in Qatar who are considering banking their babys cord blood stem cells and want the support of an ethically motivated organisation committed to delivering high quality service. We empower families to make informed decisions about storing their babys cord blood stem cells by providing them with accurate and honest information and do not pressure them into buying our services. We have partnered with Hamad Medical Corporations Womens Hospital, Al Ahli Hospital, Doha Clinic and Al Emadi Hospital and work closely with their physicians and nurses to ensure best practice cord blood collections. The Supreme Council of Health for the State of Qatar has granted Virgin Health Bank the first and to date only licence for cord blood banking in the country. Cord blood stem cell banking is permitted under Islamic law and there several fatwas supporting cord blood banking.

Public cord blood banks

  • Arizona Public Cord Blood Banking Program
    Phoenix, AZ
    (602) 406-7021
    The Arizona Department of Health Services, Arizona Biomedical Research Commission is proud to partner with the University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank to provide Arizona with a public umbilical cord blood banking program. The participating sites include: St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Maricopa Integrated Health System Phoenix Baptist Hospital In the past when a baby was born, the umbilical cord was thrown away. But today blood from the umbilical cord can be collected for children and adults with certain genetic or life-threatening diseases such as leukemia or lymphoma. More than 22,000 patients around the world have received transplants from donations to the public cord blood banks. Donating umbilical cord blood is a generous gift from you and your baby that may change someone else's life. How is cord blood used? The umbilical cord has blood-forming cells. These cells are collected, stored and made available for any patient who needs donated cells due to a disease in their own cells such as leukemia or a genetic disorder. A transplant replaces a patient's unhealthy blood-forming cells with healthy ones. Why are more donations needed? Seven out of 10 people will not have a suitable matched donor in their family and will depend on the Be The Match Registry, a registry operated by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), to find a match. Adding more cord blood units to the registry increases the likelihood that all patients will find a match. Racially and ethnically diverse donors are especially needed. Patients are more likely to match tissue types with someone who shares their racial or ethnic heritage. And since nearly 35 percent of cord blood units used in NMDP transplants go to ethnically or racially diverse patients, we strongly encourage donations from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. What options are available for donating umbilical cord blood? You can choose to: Donate your baby's umbilical cord blood to a public cord blood bank, where it will be available to anyone who needs it. Pay to store it in a family (private) cord blood bank, where it is reserved for your own family. If you do nothing, the umbilical cord will be discarded after birth. What is the difference between a public and private cord blood bank? For a public cord blood bank, there is no cost to the donor. The cord blood will be stored at the public cord blood bank until needed by a patient; it is not saved for your family. Arizona currently operates a public cord blood bank through a partnership with the University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank, which is FDA licensed. Private banking allows the family to control the future use of the cord blood for the baby or family. This method requires the donor to pay a fee to process and store the cord blood. The fees vary, but average about $2,000 before birth and $125 per year for storage. Why donate to a public cord blood bank versus a private cord blood bank? There is no cost to the donor, it is free and by donating umbilical cord blood, you have chosen to help someone in need of a potentially life-saving transplant. The cord blood will be stored at the public cord blood bank until needed by a patient; it is not saved for your family. Private banking requires the donor to pay a fee to process and store the cord blood; the fees vary, but average about $2000 before birth and $150 per year for storage. How is cord blood collected? Donating cord blood does not interfere with the labor or delivery process. During the delivery, all the focus is on you and your baby. No blood is taken from your baby, only from the cord and placenta after the baby is born. For this public cord blood banking program, the collected cord blood will be transferred to the University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank where it will be processed. If the cord blood unit is suitable for transplant, it is tissue typed, then frozen and stored in a liquid nitrogen freezer. The cord blood unit is then listed on the NMDP's Be The Match Registry. Are there any risks in donating? Collecting cord blood is completely safe for babies and mothers. Donating cord blood does not interfere with the labor or delivery process. It will not affect your baby?s health and no blood is taken from your baby, only from the cord and placenta after they are detached from your baby. Is donated cord blood always stored? Not all donated cord blood is eligible to be banked. The collected cord blood unit must be large enough and free from infection or diseases. This ensures the cord blood unit is suitable for a patient needing a transplant. Will my privacy be protected? You and your baby's identity are always kept confidential by the public cord blood bank. The cord blood unit is given a number at the hospital, and this is how it is identified on the registry and at the public cord blood bank. Am I eligible to donate? You may be eligible to donate if you are: Expecting a single birth. Expecting a delivery of at least 35 weeks gestation. At least 18 years old. How do I donate? If you are interested in donating your baby's cord blood and plan to deliver your baby at one of the participating sites: Let your health care provider know you would like to donate your baby's cord blood When you are ready to deliver your baby, be sure to let the Labor and Delivery staff know that you would like to donate to the public cord blood bank. To learn more about umbilical cord blood donation: Visit University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank's website. Contact Rebecca Williams, the Clinical Nurse Coordinator working with the participating sites, either by phone (602) 406-7021 or email: Rebecca.Williams@chw.edu.
  • Ashley Ross Cord Blood Program of the San Diego Blood Bank
    400 Upas St.
    San Diego, CA 92103
    619-296-6393 ext. 8327
    Is not collecting cord blood at this time.
  • Bonfils Cord Blood Services Belle Bonfils Memorial Blood Center
    Denver, CO
    303-341-4000
    Is not collecting cord blood at this time.
  • Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
    Duke Hospital,Durham Regional Hospital, UNC Hospital, Rex Hospital, Western wake Hospital and Womens Hospital of Greensboro
    Duke University Medical Center
    Durham, NC 27710
    (919) 668-1119, 919-668-1116
    Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke University Medical Center is part of the Related Donor Cord Blood Program, promoted by the National marrow Donor Program.See website for a list of collection hospital for The Carolinas Cord Blood Bank.
  • Chaim Sheba Medical Center
    Tel-Hashomer972-3-530-3030
    The Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer is a university-affiliated tertiary referral hospital that serves as Israel's national medical center in many fields. Adjacent to Tel Aviv, it is the most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East, renowned for its compassionate care and leading-edge medicine. It is also a major medical-scientific research powerhouse that collaborates internationally with the bio-tech and pharmaceutical industries to develop new drugs, treatments and technologies, and a foremost global center for medical education. Today, the Sheba Medical Center combines six major facilities: a vast medical research complex, medical education academic campus, acute care hospital, children's hospital, women's hospital and the country's main rehabilitation hospital.
  • Children's Hospital of Orange County Cord Blood Bank
    455 S. Main St.
    Orange, CA 92868
    714-516-4335, 714-516-4335
    The upcoming birth of your child could save another person's life. When you deliver your child at St. Joseph Hospital, you have the opportunity to donate umbilical cord blood to the Cord Blood Bank at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). The Children's Hospital of Orange County Cord Blood Bank is the only center of its kind in Orange County. Your cord blood donation could benefit people with life threatening diseases such as cancer, leukemia, certain hereditary diseases and red blood cell disorders.
  • Gift of Life
    800 Yamato Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    561 988-0100
    Since its inception, the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation has facilitated bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants for patients around the world suffering from life-threatening illnesses. Gift of Life�s newest life-saving initiative - its Cord Blood Program - promises to provide even more options for patients in need.
  • Hawai'i Cord Blood Bank
    1319 Punahou Street
    Honolulu, HI 96826
    1-855-583-3085, (808) 983-2265
    The Hawaii Cord Blood Bank is an independent, non-profit, community service organization whose mission is to support measures aimed at improving patient access to transplant, including the collection and public banking of umbilical cord blood from Hawaii's ethnically diverse population.
  • Ireland Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University and
    University Hospitals of Cleveland Umbilical Cord Blood Program

    10900 Euclid Avenue, WRB 2-125
    Cleveland, OH 44106-7284
    216-844-4723
    Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a life-saving procedure for hematopoietic malignancies, marrow failure syndromes, and hereditary immunodeficiency disorders. However, wide application of this procedure is limited by availability of suitably HLA-matched adult donors. Umbilical cord blood (UCB) has being increasingly used as an alternative hematopoietic stem cell source for these patients. To date, over 6000 UCB transplant procedures in children and adults have been performed worldwide using UCB donors. Broader use of UCB for adult patients is however limited by the available infused cell dose. This has prompted intensive research on ex vivo expansion of UCB stem cells and UCB graft-engineering including accessory cells able to improve UCB engraftment and reconstitution and for tissue regenerative potential. Recently, two large European and North American retrospective studies demonstrated that UCB is an acceptable alternative source of hematopoietic stem cells for adult recipients who lack HLA-matched adult donors. UCB is anticipated to address needs in both transplantation and regenerative medicine fields. It has advantages of easy procurement, no risk to donors, low risk of transmitting infections, immediate availability and immune tolerance allowing successful transplantation despite HLA disparity.
  • ITxM - The Institute for Transfusion Medicine
    Clinical Services, Cord Blood 501 Martindale Street 1st floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    (412) 209-7479, (412) 209-7479
    ITxM, in conjuction with the Dan Berger Cord Blood Program, is the prime public banking source for Western Pennsylvania. ITxM, Cord Blood Bank accepts altruistic donations of cord blood after the birth of healthy babies. In accordance with the Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Education and Donation Act (House Bill No. 874 enacted 6/08 in Pennsylvania), there is no charge to the donor from the Bank, Hospital, or Physician, nor is there payment. ITxM, Cord Blood Services is affiliated with the network of banks within the Center for Cord Blood, part of the National Marrow Donor Program.
  • ITxM: The Institute for Transfusion Medicine Blood Services
    5505 Pearl Street
    Chicago, IL 60018
    877-448-2673
    he Institute For Transfusion Medicine Clinical Services, ITxMCS, Cord Blood Services is a not-for-profit umbilical cord blood donor bank serving Western PA area hospitals (PA) and Chicago area hospitals (IL). The ITxMCS Cord Blood Bank accepts altruistic donations of cord blood after the birth of healthy babies. In accordance with the Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Education and Donation Act (House Bill No. 874 enacted 6/08 in Pennsylvania) and the Umbilical Cord Blood Donation Act (in Illinois), there is no charge to the donor from the Bank, Hospital or Physician, nor is there payment. These donations are registered with the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) to be made available to patients already in need of blood forming cells. Most of the cord blood transplants that have been performed have been for children with leukemia, but children and adults are currently being transplanted for a variety of hematological malignancies. As there is ongoing research in the cord blood field, these donations have the potential to help with other disorders.
  • J.P. McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank
    4100 John R St.
    Detroit, MI 48201
    800-527-6266
    The J.P. McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank at the Karmanos Cancer Institute is a public, non-profit stem cell bank with over 1,200 umbilical cord blood units in its inventory. The bank was founded in 2001 with funding from The J.P. McCarthy Fund and the Carls Foundation and is one of only a few internationally recognized cord stem cell banks affiliated with the National Marrow Donor Program. The bank was created in anticipation of providing life-saving hope to people who have been diagnosed with cancer and serious blood disorders. Karmanos collects, processes and stores donated umbilical cord blood that becomes a readily available source of hematopoietic stem cells for transplant in children and adults with leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell disease or other life-threatening conditions.
  • KAISER PERMANENTE - LOS ANGELES OB
    4867 Sunset Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
    1-323-783-401
    StemCyte collects cord blood donations from this hospital. StemCyte is a global therapeutics company that provides U.S. parents both public donation and family storage of cord blood. This donation program is funded by the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP).
  • LifeCord
    North Florida Regional Medical Center, Shands at AGH, Shands at UF, Shands at Lakeshore, The Birthing Center, The Patient's Corn
    4039 Newberry Rd.
    Gainesville, FL 32607
    352-224-1600, 352-224-1600
    LifeCord non-profit public cord blood bank licensed by the FDA Collection sites: North Florida Regional Medical Center, Gainesville FL UF Health, Gainesville FL Piedmont Henry Hospital, Stockbridge GA Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville GA Baptist Medical Center East, Montgomery AL Baptist Medical Center South, Montgomery AL Jackson Hospital, Montgomery AL East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika AL
  • M. D. Anderson Cord Blood Bank
    1515 Holcombe Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77030
    800-392-1611
    Participating in the Related Donor Cord Blood Program of the National Marrow Donor Program. The MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank is a public facility that collects, processes and stores umbilical cord blood to provide a life-saving product from something that's normally thrown in the trash. Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after the baby is born. This blood is an important source of stem cells that can be used as an alternative to bone marrow to treat patients with many life-threatening diseases, including cancer. Collecting cord blood poses no danger to either the mother or the baby. As a public Cord Blood Bank, we collect voluntary donations from mothers at several Houston-area hospitals who have given consent. Our inventory is available to transplant facilities worldwide for patients who require stem cell transplantation. Collaborating hospitals include: The Woman's Hospital of Texas Ben Taub General Hospital Memorial Hermann Southwest St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Michigan Community Blood Centers Cord Blood Bank
    Bay Regional(BayCity), Covenant(Saginaw), Hackley(Muskegon), Holland(Holland), Lakeland(St.Joseph and Niles), Mercy General(Musk
    1036 Fuller NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    866-642-5663, 616 233-8604
    The Michigan Blood Cord Blood Bank has reached a major community service and clinical milestone, shipping out its 100th potentially lifesaving unit of stem cells from donated umbilical cord blood. This unit goes to a transplant center in the northeastern United States, where it will be transfused to a 14-year-old boy who is battling leukemia. Michigan Bloods Cord Blood Bank is the first public cord blood bank in Michigan, with a 12-year history of collecting, processing, banking, and distributing donated cord blood for transplantation to patients with certain blood-related diseases. It is one of only 20 such public (no fee to donate) cord blood banks in the US. Its unique inventory currently contains more than 3,600 cord blood stem cell units, 100 of which now have been sent out to transplant centers across the country and around the world. you can donate you newborn's umbilical cord blood at the locations listed below: Bronson Methodist Hospital - Kalamazoo, MI Covenant Medical Center Harrison - Saginaw, MI Mercy General Health Partners-Hackley - Muskegon, MI Holland Hospital - Holland, MI Lakeland Hospital St. Joseph - St. Joseph, MI Lakeland Hospital Niles - Niles, MI Metro Health Hospital - Wyoming, MI MidMichigan Medical Center - Midland, MI MidMichigan Medical Center Clare - Clare, MI Munson Medical Center - Traverse City, MI North Ottawa Community Hospital - Grand Haven, MI Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital - Grand Rapids, MI St. Mary's Health Care - Grand Rapids, MI Zeeland Community Hospital - Zeeland, MI
  • New Jersey Cord Blood Bank
    see the web site for list of all participating hospitals
    970 Linwood ave W PO Box 39
    Paramus, NJ
    866-228-1500, 201-444-3900
    Cordblood@cbsblood.org has current list of hospitals that collect donations without patients having to pre-register. Parents who choose to donate their babies' umbilical cord blood to the New Jersey Cord Blood Bank (NJCBB) at Community Blood Services can give life twice. The blood found in a baby's cord blood is a rich source of stem cells, which can be used for the treatment of many life-threatening diseases. Our state-designated public bank allows you to donate your baby's umbilical cord blood so its stem cells can be used by a child or adult suffering from cancer or another life-threatening disease anywhere in the world. Community Blood Services NJCBB public cord blood bank currently accepts umbilical cord blood units from babies delivered at these hospitals. Hospital City State Christiana Hospital Newark DE St. Francis Hospital Wilmington DE Holy Name Hospital Teaneck NJ Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Newark NJ St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Paterson NJ Bryn Mawr Hospital Bryn Mawr PA Lankenau Medical Center Wynnewood PA Women and Infants Hospital Providence RI
  • New York Blood Center, National Cord Blood Program
    Collects from some hospitals in New York, Virginia and Ohio
    310 East 67th St.
    New York, NY 10021
    866-767-6227, (212)570-3230
    NYBC's Milstein National Cord Blood Center (supported by the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation) and its National Cord Blood Program (NCBP) is the world's oldest and remains the largest single public cord blood bank. We collect, process, test and store cord blood that mothers donate to us for use by patient in need for a hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Our Program makes cord blood available under an Investigational New Drug (IND) exemption from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for children and adults who face a life-threatening illness and need "stem cell" transplants from unrelated donors. NYBC's NCBP was also the first public cord blood bank in the world to receive NetCord-FACT accreditation (June 2003). Click here for more information on NetCord-FACT accreditation. NCBP obtained its IND exemption from the FDA in 1996, the first cord blood bank to do so. To qualify for the IND, we submitted our policies and protocols to the FDA and have provided annual reports on our Program and on the results of transplants using cord blood units from our bank. FDA has since issued several guidance documents to clarify the requirements for cord blood banks to become licensed. Cord blood is a "biological" product and, pending FDA licensure, the proper context for cord blood banking and for using cord blood in treating patients, is under an FDA IND exemption. This is because, from a regulatory viewpoint, cord blood is still an experimental source of hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells. From the regulatory perspective, the donors of cord blood (the mothers who donate their newborn's cord blood) and the patients who receive cord blood transplants are "human research subjects" under FDA and Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP). For this reason, we collect cord blood following protocols, policies and procedures submitted to the FDA and formally accepted by the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the New York Blood Center as well as by the IRB of each of the hospitals that collaborate with us as a collection center. To date, cord blood donations from more than 53,000 mothers have been made to the NYBC's National Cord Blood Program. Our donors come from all ethnic backgrounds. The NCBP now collects cord blood in eight affiliated hospitals: six in the New York metropolitan area, one in Fairfax County, Virginia and one in Cleveland, Ohio [See About Us and Collection Sites] and will add one or two more over the coming year. We have a goal to reach 100,000 cord blood units over the next five years.
  • Oklahoma Blood Institute
    1001 N. Lincoln Blvd.
    Oklahoma City, OK 73104
    405-278-3130
    Stem cells from cord blood donated with OBIs public bank will be made available to anyone even nationally or internationally who is identified as a match through NMDP. Healthy stem cells are transfused to replace patients stem cells. These stem cells regenerate blood cells for patients with damaged or defective bone marrow or immune systems. They rebuild a patients marrow cells that form the bodys blood and immunology functions. With cells from umbilical cord blood of those with Oklahoma heritage, more in our state will have the matches and hope they need to live healthy and long lives. Even more fascinating is the role of umbilical cord blood in future healthcare advances. As more treatment successes are found, these stem cells are expected to revolutionize care for other life-threatening diseases. Scientists are currently pioneering use of stem cells to replenish or reprogram dying or damaged cells that are contributing to life-threatening illnesses. They are exploring the potential for healing diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, graft versus host disease and central nervous system disorders, such as Parkinsons.
  • Puget Sound Blood Center
    921 Terry Ave.
    Seattle, WA 98104
    206-292-6500
    The Puget sound Blood Center is part of the Related Donor Cord Blood Program of the National Marrow Donor Program. Donor Centers Select the most convenient donation center for a map and driving directions. You can also make an appointment online or by calling 1-800-398-7888. Bellevue Center 1021 112th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-453-4011 Bellingham Center 1125 E Sunset Drive Bellingham, WA 98226 360-671-8848 Central Seattle 921 Terry Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 206-292-6500 Everett Center 2703 Oakes Avenue Everett, WA 98201 425-740-2909 Federal Way Center 1414 S 324TH Street Suite B101 Federal Way, WA 98003 253-945-8660 Lynnwood Center 19723 Highway 99, Suite F Lynnwood, WA 98036 425-412-1000 Olympia Center 1220 Eastside Street SE Olympia, WA 98501 360-352-1100 North Seattle Center 10357 Stone Avenue N Seattle, WA 98133 206-526-1970 Silverdale Center 3230 NW Randall Way Silverdale, WA 98383 360-337-1985 Tukwila Center 130 Andover Park E Tukwila, WA 98188 206-241-6300 Vancouver, WA Donor Center Southwest Washington Blood Program 9320 NE Vancouver Mall Blvd, Suite 100 Vancouver, WA 98662 360-567-4800
  • Reliance Life Sciences
    R-282, TTC Industrial Area of MIDC, Thane-Belapur Road, Rabale
    Navi Mumbai91 (22) 6767 8000
    The Reliance Group is India�s largest private sector enterprise, with annual revenues of US$ 66.8 billion. The Group�s activities span oil and gas exploration and production, petroleum refining, petrochemicals, polyester, plastics, organized retailing and telecom. The Group�s flagship company Reliance Industries Limited is the largest private sector company and a Fortune Global 500 company. Reliance Life Sciences (RLS) is part of the Reliance Group of companies. RLS was established to develop business opportunities in medical biotechnology with key initiatives in biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals, regenerative medicine, clinical research and molecular diagnostics.
  • SaneronCCEL
    3802 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 145
    Tampa, FL 33612
    813-977-7664
  • Sibling Donor Cord Blood Program at Childrens Hospital Oakland Research Institute
    5700 Martin Luther King Jr. way
    Oakland, CA 94609-1673
    1 866 668-4895, 1 510 450-7605
    Sibling Donor Cord Blood Program provides free banking for a full family member with a need for transplant. Contact Viacord for more information @ 1 866 668-4895
  • Singapore Cord Blood Bank
    Singapore
  • South Texas Cord Blood Bank
    South Texas Blood and Tissue Center
    6211 IH 10 West at First Park Ten
    San Antonio, TX 78201
    800-292-5534 option 8, 210 731-5555
    Participates in the related Donor Cord Blood Program of the National Marrow Donor Program. Specially approved by the Texas legislature and unique in the state, the Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB) is a source of ethnically diverse, life-saving umbilical cord blood. TCBB seeks to develop a program that results in the highest quality units that exceed national and international standards. Since immune types are specific to ethnic groups, TCBB is strategically located to collect cord blood units that reflect the rich ethnic diversity of Texas. please see the locations below where you can donate your newborn's umbilical cord blood.
  • St. Louis Cord Blood Bank
    Collects cord blood donations from hospitals within 150 mile radius (approx. 30 hospitals)
    3662 Park Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63110
    888-453-2673, 314-268-2787
    St Louis Cord Blood Bank accepts cord blood donation from within a 150 mile radius of the hospital. Please visit the website for participating hospitals.
  • Tawain Advance Bio-Pharm, Inc.
    12F.-3, No.25, Ln. 169, Kangning St., Xizhi Dist
    New Taipei City+886-2-2692-6222#123
  • The Dan Berger Cord Blood Program, in Western Pennsylvania
    412-209-7479, 412-209-7479 or 412-327-6025
    The program, in conjuction with ITxM, CorCell, Cord Blood Resgistry, and ViaCord, offers expectant parents three cord blood options - bank privately, donate to the public bank, or donate to research.

    For more information, visit www.danbergercordblood.com or contact Mary Wiegel at 412-209-7479, 412-327-6025, or mwiegel@itxm.org.

    Program locations in Western Pennsylvania:
    Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC (Pittsburgh PA)
    UPMC Northwest (Seneca, PA)
    UPMC Horizon Shenango-Valley (Farrell, PA)
    UPMC Mercy (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Indiana Regional Medical Center (Indiana, PA)
    St. Clair Hospital(Pittsburgh, PA)
    Midwife Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

    Locations offering public banking options in Western Pennsylvania and beyond:
    Jameson Health System (New Castle, PA)
    Trinity Health System (Steubenville, OH)
    Sharon Regional Health System (Sharon, PA)
    Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA)
    St. Vincent Health System (Erie, PA)
    West Penn Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • UC Davis Health System
    2315 Stockton Blvd.
    Sacramento, CA 95817
    800-2-UC-DAVIS
    UC Davis Health System is improving lives and transforming health care by providing excellent patient care, conducting groundbreaking research, fostering innovative, interprofessional education, and creating dynamic, productive partnerships with the community. The health system is a major driver of economic prosperity in Sacramento region and Northern California, generating more than $3.4 billion in annual economic output and more than 20,000 jobs. For every employee or dollar of output directly supported by health system operations, the Northern California economy gains an additional 1.1 jobs or $1.10 of output, respectively. Read more about economic impact. KAISER PERMANENTE - LOS ANGELES OB: StemCyte collects cord blood donations from this hospital. StemCyte is a global therapeutics company that provides U.S. parents both public donation and family storage of cord blood. This donation program is funded by the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP). LONG BEACH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER: StemCyte collects cord blood donations from this hospital. StemCyte is a global therapeutics company that provides U.S. parents both public donation and family storage of cord blood. This donation program is funded by the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP). LUCILE PACKARD CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL: M.D. Anderson Cord Blood Bank in Texas receives donations collected at this hospital, thanks to funding from the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP). The hospital also works with the Joanne Pang Foundation, a San Francisco charity founded in memory of a child who died waiting for a stem cell donor. SCRIPPS MERCY HOSPITAL SAN DIEGO: The San Diego Cord Blood Bank has received funding from the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP) that enables them to resume collecting donations. SHARP MARY BIRCH HOSPITAL: StemCyte collects cord blood donations from this hospital. StemCyte is a global therapeutics company that provides U.S. parents both public donation and family storage of cord blood. This donation program is funded by the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP). WHITE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: StemCyte collects cord blood donations from this hospital. StemCyte is a global therapeutics company that provides U.S. parents both public donation and family storage of cord blood. This donation program is funded by the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP) UC DAVIS HEALTH SYSTEM: San Diego Cord Blood Bank will collect donations from this hospital (2014), thanks to funding from the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP). (IN PROCESS) SUTTER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - SACRAMENTO: San Diego Cord Blood Bank will soon (in 2014) collect donations from this hospital, thanks to funding from the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP). (IN PROCESS) ALTA BATES SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER - OAKLAND: Cleveland Cord Blood Center will soon (in 2014) collect donations from this hospital, thanks to funding from the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP). (IN PROCESS) CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER SAN FRANCISCO: Cleveland Cord Blood Center will soon (in 2014) collect donations from this hospital, thanks to funding from the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP). (IN PROCESS) COMMUNITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER - FRESNO: The University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank (ClinImmune Labs) will soon (in 2014) collect donations from this hospital, thanks to funding from the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP).
  • University of Arizona Cord Blood Bank
    at the University of Arizona Medical Center
    1501 N. Campbell Av
    Tucson, AZ
    520-626-5125, 520-626-5125
    umbilical cord blood is collected for research only. University of Arizona Cord Blood Bank The University of Arizona has been collecting Cord Blood donations since the 1990s to supply research programs in the laboratory of Dr. David T. Harris. Dr. Harris is a Prof. of Immunobiology at the U. of AZ, and is also one of the founders and Chief Medical Officer of the family bank, Cord Blood Registry. His research group is very active in the pursuit of regenerative medicine therapies which may be developed from the Stem Cells in cord blood.
  • University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank
    12635 E. Montview Blvd., Suite 300
    Aurora, CO 80045
    303-724-1300, 303-724-1300
    The University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank (UCCBB), a major component of ClinImmune Labs, has a fifteen year history of collecting, processing, banking and distributing cord blood for human transplantation. UCCBB is a public cord blood bank, which has consented 17,000 women and banked over 8,000 cord blood units, of which more than 600 have been transplanted at over 100 different transplant centers in the United States and abroad. UCCBB is accredited by AABB and managed by immunogeneticists and stem cell transplant physicians with decades of experience in this field. Its parent organization, ClinImmune Labs, provides sophisticated HLA high resolution DNA typing, hematopoietic stem cell and pancreatic islet cell processing, flow cytometry and regulatory oversight to the cord blood bank. All cord blood units are processed in a Class 1000 cGMP processing facility. In addition to collecting umbilical cord blood at two fixed site hospitals in Colorado, Denver Health and Exempla St. Joseph in Denver, with support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission (ABRC), ClinImmune Labs and UCCBB initiated a collaborative inter-state program to collect cord blood in Arizona, at St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix Baptist Hospital, and Maricopa Integrated Health System.
  • University of Iowa's Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank
    125 S. Dubuque St., Suite 371
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    319-353-3747, 319-353-3747
    RThe University of Iowa has started (April 2004) a program to collect Cord Blood donations specifically for disease research, not transplants. Parents are told that the donations go to research.

Private cord blood banks

  • Alpha Cord, LLC
    2200 Century Parkway #9
    Atlanta, GA 30345
    866-396-7283, 404.315.6500
    AlphaCord has established the nation's first network of Cord Blood Banks. We have carefully screened and selected laboratories which have a proven history of quality and dedicated service. Each of the Cord Blood Banks in our network provides discounted pricing to AlphaCord. When you register with us, we give you a portion of this discount. This allows AlphaCord to offer you the most trusted names in cord blood preservation at a significant savings. Regardless of where you live, you may use any lab in our network. Bedside pickup and delivery of the cord blood is included in every order.
  • Americord Registry
    40 Wall Street 28th Floor
    New York, NY 10005
    1 866-503-6005
    About Americord Registry Americord Registry is a leader in the advancement of umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and placenta tissue banking. Americord collects, processes, and stores newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood for future medical or therapeutic use, including the treatment of more than 80 blood diseases such as sickle cell anemia and leukemia. Founded in 2008, Americord is registered with the FDA and operates in all 50 states. The company's laboratory is CLIA Certified, accredited by the AABB and complies with all federal and state guidelines and applicable licenses. Americord is headquartered in New York, NY. You may visit Americord Registry's website at cordadvantage.com for more information. You may also find Americord Registry on Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.
  • Assure Immune Cord Blood Bank
    1095 Broken Sound Pkwy. NW, Suite 100
    Boca Raton, FL 33487
    1-888-3immune (1-888-346-6863)
    AssureImmune has spent six years servicing families of newborns and adults as a leader in science based cell cryopreservation or Bio-banking. The company specializes in harvesting, testing, and preserving the stem cells from an individuals own healthy adult stem cells from the peripheral blood and from the cord blood of newborn infants. These stem cells will serve as the basis for emerging customized immunological and regenerative therapies and always be available for future use by the family in sustaining life and battling disease. At AssureImmune we strive towards the highest standard of custom-centric service, with values of professionalism and reliability laying the foundations for everything we do.
  • Baby Bank Bionet Corporation
    Taipei City
  • Biohelienika S.A.
    65 Georgikis Scholis Avenue, ZEDA Building
    Thessaloniki(+30) 2310.474.282
  • Bionet Corporation
    No.28, Ln. 36, Xinhu 1st Rd., Neihu Dist.,
    Taipei City 114886-2-27951777
    BIONET is the first leading cord blood bank established in Taiwan. The two major areas of business are stem cell storage & therapy
  • CBB Lifeline Biotech Ltd.
    9, Vyzantiou Street CY-2064 Strovolos
    Nicosia+(357) 22 817222
    C.B.B. Lifeline Biotech Ltd (Lifeline) was established in 2002 with our headquarters office in Nicosia, Cyprus and other offices in London, U.K. Bucharest, Romania, Beirut, Lebanon and Damascus, Syria. Lifeline specializes exclusively in the field of cryopreservation of stem cells. The service is offered for stem cells deriving from umbilical cord blood as well as mesenchymal cells isolated from umbilical cord tissue. Following the introduction of the national legislation (Law 187(I) 2007) concerning the standards and quality of cells and tissues, Lifeline has been granted a License to operate as a Tissue Centre by the Ministry of Health which will be reviewed every two years following inspection and accreditation.
  • Cells 4 Life
    Units 2-3 Oak House Woodlands Office Park Albert Drive Burgess Hill
    United Kingdom+44 (0) 1444 873 950
    Stem cell collection from umbilical cord blood is simple, painless and completely safe. It occurs immediately after the birth of your child, and is undertaken by a trained and licensed healthcare professional such as an obstetrician, midwife or phlebotomist. The only UK whole cord blood storage service In addition to being one of the first UK companies to offer private stem cell storage to families, Cells4Life is the only one that stores whole cord blood. This superior method can greatly increase the success of treatment should your child need it.
  • CorCell (Cord Blood America)
  • Cord Blood America
    1857 Helm Drive
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    888-882-CORD 2673
    Cord Blood America, Inc.(CBAI), through its wholly owned subsidiary CorCell Companies, Inc., is engaged in the business of collecting, testing, processing and preserving umbilical cord blood, thereby allowing families to preserve cord blood at the birth of a child for potential use in future stem cell therapy.
  • Cord Blood Registry
    1200 Bayhill Dr., Suite 301
    San Bruno, CA 94066
    888-932-6568
    About Cord Blood Registry Cord Blood Registry (CBR) is the worlds largest and most experienced family cord blood bank. The company has consistently led the industry in technical innovations and safeguards more than 375,000 cord blood collections for individuals and their families. CBR was the first family bank accredited by AABB and the companys quality standards have been recognized through ISO 9001:2008 certificationthe global business standard for quality. CBR has also released more client cord blood units for specific therapeutic use than any other family cord blood bank. Our research and development efforts are focused on helping the worlds leading clinical researchers advance regenerative medical therapies. Cbr also has a Designated Transplant Program for families in need that is free of charge. For more information, visit www.cordblood.com.
  • Cord Blood Registry (Cbr)
    6550 S. Bay Colony Drive
    Tucson, AZ 85756
    888-932-6568, 888-932-2023
    One of the founding principles of CBR was to ensure that a portion of the business is always focused on giving back. To fulfill this commitment, CBR developed a concept for a medical-needs-based cord blood banking program and introduced it to the market in 1996 ­ a year after the company was established. The program, which is called the CBR Designated Transplant Program (DTP), offers free cord blood banking and ensures access to genetically-related cord blood stem cells to families where a first or second-degree relative (often a sibling) to the infant being born has been diagnosed with a condition where stem cell therapy is a treatment option. To date, more than 2,000 families have enrolled in this free program. CBR's DTP covers the more than 70 diseases that are treatable by stem cells, including sickle-cell anemia and acute and chronic types of leukemia.

    Recently, the federal government introduced a similar program. Outlined as a provision in the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, the Related Donor Cord Blood Program is also designed to collect and store cord blood at no cost to a family where a first-degree relative has been diagnosed with a condition that can benefit from transplantation. This publicly-funded program is authorized as a three-year demonstration project and is being coordinated by the NMDP (National Marrow Donor Program) at the direction of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Cord Blood Solutions
    Alpharetta, GA
    866-584-STEM (7836)
    Cord Blood Solutions, is a Physician-Inspired company, with the purpose of providing expectant parents/families with the highest quality medical resource regarding the harvesting (collecting) and processing (storing) of their baby�s umbilical cord blood stem cells. It is the goal of our Physician founder, Alan Einstein, to provide parents with the a medical resource to accurately answer questions regarding the concepts and collection procedures involved with cord blood, as well as to give parents a secure and trusted environment to store these precious cells. Cord blood stem cells have already �treated� or �cured� many diseases. However, the only chance to collect your child�s cord blood stem cells is at the delivery of your child. Currently, stem cells from the umbilical cord have already �treated� or �cured� many diseases, including: leukemias sickle cell disease and the future possibilities appear plentiful Furthermore, these umbilical cord blood stem cells are not solely useful for the donor baby, rather they have been used successfully for siblings and parents of that child as well. As the science and technology advanced to the point of actual clinical benefit, Dr. Einstein founded Cord Blood Solutions, a physician-inspired company, to provide the highest quality medical resource(s) for expectant parents, and to ensure the highest medical standard for harvesting(collecting) and preserving(storing) their baby�s umbilical cord blood. Since a family has only one chance to collect these precious cells, during delivery, we make every attempt to educate your delivering medical professional(s) on the processes and procedures that yield the best sample as possible.
  • CordBancUSA
    5 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100
    Monterey, CA 93940
    888-246-2262
    Purchased by Family Cord, see below.
  • Cordlife (Hong Kong) Ltd.
    Unit G11-12 & 15 G/F., Biotech Centre No. 11 Science Park West Avenue Hong Kong Science Park
    Shatin, New Territories(852) 39802888
    Cordlife Group Limited was established to provide a full suite of cord blood and tissue banking services which include the collection, processing and cryopreservation storage of cord blood stem cells and umbilical cord tissue. Since its inception in 2001, our Group has grown rapidly from a fledging start-up company in Singapore into a multi-national corporation.
  • Cordlife Group Limited
    1 Yishun Industrial Street 1 #06-01/09 A'Posh Bizhub
    Singapore(65) 6238 0808
    Listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange ("SGX"), Cordlife Group Limited ("Cordlife", and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") is presently a service provider of umbilical cord blood and tissue banking. The first cord blood bank to be set up in Singapore (May 2001) and amongst the first in Asia, Cordlife Group Limited has more than 12 years of cord blood banking experience as well as a published track record of cord blood transplants. The Group currently owns and operates full processing and cryopreservation storage facilities across Asia, namely in Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia and The Philippines. Its processing and storage facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong and India are also AABB (formerly known as American Association of Blood Banks) accredited, meeting the gold standard of private cord blood banking. The Group also has a direct investment in China Cord Blood Corporation, one of the top operators in China.
  • Cordlife Sciences India Pvt. Ltd.
    P.L. Deuty Road, off Diamond Harbour Road Bishnupur, 24 Parganas (S)
    West Bengal800-345-6200
    CordLife operates Australasia’s largest network of private cord blood banks with full processing and cryopreservation storage facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, China and the Philippines as well as marketing presence throughout the region. CordLife is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange as ‘CBB’. In a short span of 10 years, CordLife has grown to become the leading cord blood bank which over 60,0001 parents chose to trust. CordLife collects, processes and stores cord blood stem cells which may later become potential source material for lifesaving treatment. We provide families with high quality cord blood processing and storage services to protect their children’s cord blood stem cells. Cord blood has become a major source of stem cells for transplantation worldwide since the first transplant in 1988. Doctors have used cord blood stem cells to treat more than 20,0002 patients suffering from over 80 diseases including certain cancers and bone marrow failure syndromes, inborn errors of metabolism, blood disorders and immunodeficiencies. Since our inception in 2001, we have established a rigorous quality system and track record of clinically reliable cord blood banking service that was first certified by Singapore’s Ministry of Health, and subsequently accredited in 2005 by the world’s most recognised quality standards in cord blood banking – American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). In September 2009, Singapore facility was successfully reaccredited by AABB.
  • Cordon de Vida
    Samborondon Plaza, Piso 1,Oficina 104
    Guayaquil(593) 4 600-0240
    Cordón de Vida has the first cord blood laboratory in Central America to achieve AABB accreditation. They offer 2 lab options: storage in their local lab in Panama or in FamilyCord in California, USA.
  • Cordvida
    Rua Alvarenga 2226 - Butanta Sao Paulo, SP
    Brazil0800 707-2673, 55 (11) 3094-2673
    CordVida is the premier national stem cell bank in Brazil, it has the most transplants among private cord blood banks in this country, and a high average cell count of stored units. Auxocell Labratories Inc is the top resource for cord tissue mesenchymal stem cell processing. CordVida is the exclusive technology partner in Brazil of Auxocell Laboratories Inc.
  • Cryo-Cell International
    700 Brooker Creek Blvd., Suite 1800
    Oldsmar, FL 34677
    800-786-7235, 813-749-2100
    Cryo-Cell Cares Payment, see web site for description of programs.
  • Cryo-Save Netherlands
  • Cryo-Save Germany
  • Cryo-Save South Africa
    Golden Isle Building Ground Floor 281 Durban Road. Belllville
    Capetown+27 21 919 6428
    Date Opened January 31 2013 Processes Performed Blood and cord processed and stored Countries Served South Africa Namibia Mozambique Accreditations New facility - accreditations to follow Date of First Sample Storage September 2011 Unique Fact This was the first stem cell lab in South Africa originally under Lazaron Biotechnologies. Now a Cryo-Save satellite lab, with the latest equipment and working to Cryo-Save's tough European standards.
  • Cryo-Save Arabia
    Dubai Healthcare City Al Razi Medical complex 64 Block A, 1st. Floor
    Dubai+971 800 2796, +971 4 360 4410
    Date Opened September 2006 Processes Performed Specialized in testing, processing and long-term cryogenic storage of umbilical cord blood stem cells Countries Served United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Kuwait Bahrain Qatar Oman Accreditations Officially accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) FDA Registered and Approved Clinical Operating License by the Center for Healthcare Planning & Quality (Dubai Healthcare City Authority) Date of First Sample Storage 2006 Unique Fact Headquartered in Dubai Healthcare City (UAE), Cryo-Save Arabia, the Middle Easts first private Cord Blood Stem Cell Bank was officially launched on September 11, 2006, by the UAE Minister of Health. Cryo-Save Arabia specializes in the collection, isolation and storage of stem cells from umbilical cord blood. It owns and operates the regions largest and state-of-the-art private laboratory and cryogenic preservation facility that is dedicated and designed exclusively for the collection, high-quality processing and long-term storage of stem cells found in the umbilical cord blood of newborns
  • Cryo-Save Labs Belgium
    Galileilaan 19 B2845 Neil
  • Cryobanks International India Pvt. Ltd.
    129, pace city 1, sector 37
    Gurgaon91 99 99 673602
    A JV between Cryobanks International USA and RJ Corp founded in 2006. Cryobanks International is a leader in the collection, processing and banking of umbilical cord blood stem cells. Cryobanks International provides a Private Cord Blood Storage Program for expecting families that wish to privately store their baby's precious stem cells and a Public Cord Blood Donation Program for those who prefer to donate. Founded in 1993, Cryobanks International, Inc., a pioneer in the collection, isolation, and storage technologies for cord blood stem cells, is located in Altamonte Springs, Florida, a suburb of Orlando. The company is focused on providing high-quality umbilical cord blood stem cell processing, and storage for both private family use and public donation purposes. The Technology used by the parent company (Cryobanks International , USA ) & JV company Cryobanks India is approved by USFDA , which further confirms the high quality standard�s being used in our day to day business and is also approved by DCGI (Drug Controller General of India). Other facilities of the group are in Greece, India and Thailand
  • Cryoviva (Thailand) Ltd.
    75/66,67 Ocean Tower 2, 41st Floor, Soi Sukhumvit 19,
    Bangkok1800-545-555, (66 2) 661-6661 Ext. 687
    Cryoviva Thailand has been made possible through the collaborative efforts of leading global organisations including Lifeforce Cryobanks USA, Cryobanks India, Indorama Thailand and RJ Corp. India. They bind together to give you access to stem cells - the futuristic therapy with unlimited possiblities. We firmly believe that stem cells from umbilical cord blood are a true lifeline for a lifetime, a hope and promise for tomorrow.
  • DomaniCell
    155 State St.
    Hackensack, NJ 07601
    888-8DO-MANI
    Purchased by NeoStem, see below.
  • EIL, Inc.
    Oak Ikebukuro Bldg., 11th Fl.
    tokyo81-3-3989-1142
    The IMS Group manages approximately 96 hospitals and health care facilities throughout Japan. Ever since our foundation 55 years ago, we have been working to provide a full spectrum of medical services ranging from preventive medicine to rehabilitation, and have been proactively introducing sophisticated medical devices, computer systems and other cutting-edge technologies. Additionally, IMS Group personnel strive to make the highest levels of medical technology and communication available, so that patients can relax and know that they are in skilled, capable hands. As Japan's foremost medical group, we will continue working to provide you with a full complement of education organizations and medical and health care facilities, bringing you the best that Japan has to offer.
  • Elie Katz Umbilical Cord Blood Program
    Allendale, NJ
    1(866)SAVCORD
    Sibling Donor Program through the family banking program.
  • Family Cord
    11915 La Grange Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    800-490-2673
    Cord blood and cord tissue provide different types of stem cells, so storing both gives you a greater number and variety of stem cells. This may increase the potential to treat a broader range of diseases. Cord blood is a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). HSCs have two important features: they can renew themselves and they can create different types of specialized blood cells. HSCs are being used to treat more diseases each year and may be able to replace a wider array of cells than once thought possible. In fact, researchers are exploring the potential of HSCs in experimental therapies for cerebral palsy and diabetes.
  • Family Cord Blood Services
    11915 La Grange Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90025
    888-828-CORD
    See website for more information.
  • Family Link
    200 E. Chestnut St.
    Louisville, KY 40202
    (800)852-1770, 502-629-1234
    Family Link is a AABB, CLIA, FACT, and accredited cord blood bank located in Louisville, Kentucky. The cost of enrollment with 10 years of storage is $2,750, which is lower than the national average.
  • GeneCell International
    8785 S.W. 165th Ave.
    Miami, Fl 33193
    1 888 99 GeneCell, 305-382-6737
    GeneCell International is the leader in the field of stem cell storage. We operate a laboratory that focuses on processing and cryopreserving stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood and dental pulp, and adipose tissue and other tissues and cells that can be cryogenically preserved. Our purpose is to provide expecting families with the highest quality stem cell products and services and the best customer service, unparalleled scientific excellence and innovative leadership in the areas of stem cell collection, processing and cryopreservation. We are constantly updating our expertise in these disciplines so that individuals and their families can count on every available therapeutic option should a debilitating disease manifest itself. GeneCell International is actively involved in the promotion of the benefits of stem cell storage and regenerative medicine via scientific conferences, campaigns and relevant educational sponsorships. This way, GeneCell International has shared its expertise with thousands of families, the medical community, research organizations and educational institutions in the US and Latin America. We use our strategic position at the intersection between advanced science and the best medical practice to offer the highest quality solutions to our clients. We are proud of our record of excellence and innovation in stem cell services. GeneCell International is committed to the international growth of its stem cell portfolio which will guarantee that our bank will exhibit greater levels of compatibility between donors should a transplant or another form of regenerative therapy be necessary. Our goal is to assist individuals around the world make the most of the advances in stem cell medicine. locations in: United States Miami, Florida8785 S.W. 165th Avenue Suite 101 Miami, Florida 33193 1-888-99-GENECELL (1-888-994-3632) Tel: 305-382-6737/ 305-382-6750 Fax: 305-382-6062 Orlando, Florida1067 Glenraven Lane Clermont, Florida, 34711 Tel: (305) 753-6754 equintero@genecell.com VenezuelaCaracasAv. Rómulo Gallegos, Torre KLM, piso 7. Ofic. A-B. Urb. Los Palos Grandes. Tel: (0212) 2853302 / 3855/ 8792 Cel. Oficina: (0414) 2436521 / (0426) 5181818 Cel. Ventas: (0424) 3515814 / (0424) 3515831 Maracay- Edo. AraguaSede Administrativa: Calle Araguaney, Edif. Módulo Rotary Club, Urb. La Arboleda. Tel: (0243) 2417319 /5953 Oficina Ventas: Calle Comercio, Nº 1, Edif. Maternidad La Floresta. Tel: (0243) 2415335 Cel: (0424) 3121230 Valencia- Edo. CaraboboUrb. San José de Tarbes, Nº 138-41, Torre BOD, P.B, Local P5. Tel: (0241) 8244481 Cel: (0424) 3515823 Barquisimeto- Edo. LaraAv. Los Leones, Centro Empresarial Barquisimeto, Piso 4, Ofic 4-3. Tel: (0251) 9356338 Cel: (0414) 5125705 Maracaibo-Edo. ZuliaSector La Lago, Av. 3F con calle 72, Edif. Las Tinajas, local 2B. Tel: (0261) 7922231 Cel: (0424)-3515852 San Cristóbal- Edo. TáchiraCalle 10 entre Carreras 22 y 23, C.C. Milenio Plaza, piso 3, Ofic. 11. Barrio Obrero. Tel: (0500) 6456111 Cel. (0424) 3515894 Puerto la Cruz- Edo. AnzoáteguiAv. Lic. Diego Bautista Urbaneja. C.C y Profesional Yariku, P.B, Nº 3. Lecherías. s0500 6456111 Cel: (0424) 3515867 Puerto Ordaz-Edo. BolívarTel: 0500 6456111 Cel: (0424) 3130589 Mérida- Edo. MéridaTel: 0500 6456111 Cel: (0414) 9567178 Maturín- Edo. MonagasTel: 0500 6456111 Cel: (0414) 0507474 ColombiaCalle 28 Norte # 4N-33 Cali - Colombia Tel: (57-2) 661-0461 Fax: (57-2) 667-5872 colombia@celulasmadrela.com Dominican RepublicAve. Tiradentes #14 Ens. Naco, Edificio Alfonso Comercial, 3er Piso, Suite 305. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Tel: 809-412-0044 / 809-535-5155 Info.rd@genecell.com
  • Genecord
    900 Northern Blvd Ste 230
    Great Neck Plaza, NY 11021
    (877) 783-7836
    At Genecord, we provide clinically proven, professional cord blood collection, storage and support service that gives you peace of mind for the future. The decision to store your child’s cord blood stem cells is not just about what we can achieve now; it’s about investing in what’s to come. For your child, for their siblings, and even for your child’s future family members, the disease-fighting possibilities of cord blood stem cells grow exponentially year after year. It’s science we believe in and are committed to. From the moment you make the decision, through the collection of the cord blood, and into the 20 years of storage that follow, Genecord provides a highly supportive but unobtrusive level of customer service and secure post-storage care that sets us apart.
  • Genesis Bank
    1102 Indiana Ave. (N. Stadium Drive)
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    800-804-6703, 317-404-4101
  • HealthBanks Cord Blood Center
    No. 3 Xue-Yuan, Taipei Veterans General Hospital 201 Sec. 2 Shi-Pai rd
    Taipei886 2 2876 1277 ext. 11
    The HealthBanks Biotech Co., Ltd. Cord Blood Center Laboratory was established in 2004. They are accredited since 2006 by CAP, AABB, TAF and Netcord/FACT. they have 5782 CBU in storage and have a ISO9001 and ISO17025 certification.
  • Healthy Baby Biotech Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
  • HemaStem Therapeutics
    Paramus, NJ
    800-203-7349
    Established in 2000, HemaStem is a privately held Canadian Federal Corporation. At HemaStem, they have researched and developed technologies and procedures for the isolation, preservation, and therapeutic use of adult stem cells. They focus mainly on the isolation, cultivation, and storage of adult stem cells. HemaStem believes firmly that patients and families should have the opportunity to have a supply of healthy stem cells stored in a biological bank, which may be used for future stem cell therapies if needed. Stem cells are compatible with the patients own genetics to prevent problems with immunogenic incompatibilities. HemaStem believes that todays miracles are tomorrows treatments.
  • Insception
    1620 Tech Avenue, Unit #1
    Mississauga, ON
    1.866.606.2790
    Today, Insception Lifebank operates from a state-of-the-art facility in Mississauga, Ontario and is the largest cord blood program in Canada, with over 56,000 samples banked. By continuing to partner with leading Canadian medical facilities such as Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital and The Scarborough Hospital, the Insception Lifebank Cord Blood Program is able to provide every family with the ability to collect and store their baby's valuable cord blood, while the company's Biosciences division focuses on developing new and improved applications for stem cells.
  • KRIO Sejt-es Szovetbank Zrt.
    László Kelemen 12th Street
    Budapest06-1-416-7453
    Institute is a joint stock company. The share structure was simplified in 2008: at the moment there are four owners cryo Institute Zrt. In ownership from the Polish Stem Cell Bank ( PBKM ) that Eastern Europe's largest institution of its kind and the remaining three owners of Hungarian nationality. Supervisory Board member Dr. Kálmán Nagy, BAZ County Hospital and Gyermekhematológiai Csontvelőtranszplantációs Department chief physician, who Gyermekhematológiai College, head of state and internationally renowned pediatrician and director of the professional project umbilical cord blood. Institute is a member of the Family Cord Blood Banks Association of European ( European Association of Family Cord Blood Banks, EAFCBB ), Cord Blood Europe for and by the owners of the Fami Cord Group 's. The Fami Cord Group is Europe's third fastest-growing stem cell storage bank dealing with a group that the rate of the per capita stem cell transplantation is back at the helm of Europe.
  • Lifecell International Private Limited
    Plot no. 4, Mahadevapura double Road,, 2nd stage Gayathripuram
    Mysore91 97 41 104897
  • LifeLine Cryogenics
    1275 Summer St., Suite 204
    Stamford, CT 06905
    866-967-2796, 203-967-CRYO
    When you're expecting, you have many decisions to make. So if you've heard about banking umbilical cord blood, you might be wondering what it involves -- and whether it's right for you and your family. LifeLine Cryogenics is now offering complimentary consultations with a medical professional. To schedule your Skype, or in-person consultation appointment please click the link below: Please email us >>
  • LifeSource Cryobank LLC
    101 E.Judge Tanner Dr., Suite 502
    Covington, LA 70433
    866-400-7333, 985-867-8902
    Established in 2007, LifeSource Cyrobank LLC is a physician inspired company, committed to the mission of preserving for future use stem cells of both the newly born as well as adults when an unexpected medical need arises. LifeSource Cyrobank is located 30 miles north of New Orleans in Covington Louisiana. The Scientific Director, Dr. Jose� Minguell PhD is a Cellular Biologist, well published and recognized for his contributions to research in adult stem cells and regenerative medicine. Dr. Minguell PhD is world renown for his isolation and discovery of meysencyhmal stem cells (adult stem cells) in umbilical cord blood (UCB), as well as his leadership in establishing the first bone marrow transplant program in South America. This ground breaking bone marrow transplant program was established two years prior to any American based bone marrow transplant program. The umbilical cord blood and adult stem cells are processed in our state of the art cGMP laboratory, registered with the FDA, has been specifically designed to ensure the safety and integrity of the stem cells we collect. Both new born cells from umbilical cord blood (UCB) and stem cells from adult bone marrow (BM), are cryopreserved in specially designed liquid nitrogen storage units that maintain specified therapeutic temperatures while insuring the stored cells never are in direct contact with liquid nitrogen. These storage units are not affected by power failures, providing an additional level of security for our clients. LifeSource is located in a hospital building with back-up generator power and continuous security surveillance. The storage units are confined in a secure and locked area with limited access. Finally, LifeSource is located on the fifth floor eliminating any worry of damage from high water or flooding. LifeSource is directly linked and co-owned by a leading Adult Stem Cell research company, TCA Cellular Therapy, LLC. This adult stem cell research company dedicated to the development of new treatments in the emerging healthcare sector of Regenerative Medicine. To learn more about TCA Cellular Therapy, LLC please refer to www.tcacellulartherapy.com. LifeSource mainly services new born (UCB) processing and storage for residents of Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama but not limited to those states. Stem Cells harvested from adult bone marrow (BM) is less confined by geographic area. For more information, visit www.lifesourcecryobank.com or call 866-400-7333.
  • MAZE cord Blood Laboratories
    2975 Westchester Ave. G-03
    Purchase, NY 10577
    877-629-3522, 914-683-0000
    Private cord blood bank services include collection, transportation, analysis of umbilial cord blood, cryopreservation and long term storage of stem cells.
  • Medstem Services
    Kifisias 37
    Athens801.111.44.44
    Medstem Services is a subsidiadry of IASO Medical Center that collects cord blood from the IASO maternity clinic
  • Miracle Cord
    875 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3100
    Chicago, IL 60611
    1-888-743-2673
    Banking your baby's cord blood and cord tissue may be the most important decision you make for your family. MiracleCord leads the industry with the most advanced and comprehensive stem cell banking services.
  • Neostem
    420 Lexington Avenue
    Mountain View, CA 94043
    650-964-6744
    The practice of collecting and storing umbilical cord blood stems cells in a cell bank is becoming a common practice. Parents have at least two very important choices: • (1) either to store the stem cells privately so they are reserved for the family’s use at their discretion or to donate them to a public stem cell bank; and • (2) to choose a service provider they trust to collect and store this valuable therapeutic resource. If the cord blood bank you choose is not compliant with the FDA’s cGMP standards, you may be limiting the future use of these potentially lifesaving cells. To learn more about cGMP, CLICK HERE. cGMP is the NeoStem Family Stem Cell Banking Advantage you will not want your family to be without. To explore how to bank your cells with NeoStem call 1-888-STEM-BANK (1-888-783-6226). Just as you would plan for your financial future, you can plan for your health future by storing your stem cells in a cell bank for your own use. Regardless of your age, you can choose to collect your adult stem cells and store them in a cell bank so that your stem cells will be available for your use if needed in the future. Storing your stem cells now assures your own stem cells will be available, if needed, in the future to treat a chronic or catastrophic illness. There are numerous clinical and economic advantages to autologous stem cell transplantation (receiving your own stem cells) as there are no issues with immune rejection. Engraftment with your own stem cells is faster, safer and much less costly than receiving someone else’s stem cells (allogeneic). SEE A LIST OF OUR ADULT STEM CELL COLLECTION CENTERS.
  • Netcells Cryogenics
    Corner New Road & 6th, Midrand, 2194
    Johannesburg0861 NETCELLS
    Netcells Cryogenics is Africa's largest stem cell laboratory and cryogenic facility based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Netcells is a privately owned South African company that has been in operation since 2005. Netcells is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), which gives parents assurance that they process and store according to international standards. Netcells offers parents the opportunity to store both their baby's umbilical cord blood and umbilical cord tissue at birth.
  • New England Cord Blood Bank
    World Headquarters: 153 Needham St.
    Newton, MA 02464
    888-700-2673, 617-244-3933
    NECBB is dedicated to the preservation of life for you and your family. Your baby�s umbilical cord blood stem cells hold the potential to fight a range of diseases and we�re here to help you collect, safely store and gain access to those stem cells should a life-threatening condition arise. As science continues to make advances in research, constantly adding to the list of acute and chronic diseases that can be successfully treated with stem cells, New England Cord Blood Bank ensures that those strides in treatment are made available to you when you need them. About NECBB Trusted Experience in Preserving Life New England Cord Blood Bank (NECBB) offers you experience, quality and access to technology to preserve and extend the lives of you and your family members. Established in 1995, New England Cord Blood Bank is a privately held family business with three generations of experience in the medical industry. We process, test, verify and cryopreserve collected stem cells from the umbilical cord at our state-of-the-art Boston facility. NECBB is registered with the FDA and is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). In addition to our Boston headquarters, our international cord blood locations include: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Venezuela.
  • Newborn Blood Banking, Inc.
    Tampa, FL
    888-948-2673
    Newborn Blood Banking stores the whole blood; it is not spun down or washed to only stem cells. Because the cells are handled less, they are more viable. Almost all other cord blood banks reduce the cells to economize freezing space and keep equipment costs down. Studies show significant progenitor cell loss with cell reduction methods. (O'Neill, B. Validation Studies. In: Barbieri RL, ed. Current problems in obstetrics, gynecology and fertility. Cord blood banking: A new source of hematopoietic stem cells for marrow transplantation. St. Louis: CV Mosby, 1996: 65-70.) See also: Broxmeyer, HE et al Human umbilical cord blood as a potential source of transplantable hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 1989, May; 86(10):3828-32. See also: Campos, L. et al Definition of optimal conditions for collection and cryopreservation of umbilical cord hematopoietic cells. Cryobiology, 1995, Dec; 32:511-15. Click here to check the Medline abstract for yourself! Also, see this article in the journal Blood which states that red blood cell counts in placental cord blood units engrafted faster than units lacking red blood cells.
  • Newhope CBB
    2971 NE Street #1902
    Aventura, FL 33180
    888-7-STEMCELLS
    About New Hope Cord Blood Bank LLC serves Spanish-speaking people, both in the USA and throughout Central and South America. New Hope uses the lab of the NMDP bank Community Blood Services
  • Nuvacord Network
    1 Pearl Court, Unit C
    Allendale, NJ 07401
    NuvaCord is a hospital-based cord blood broker: Parents who are delivering at a participating hospital have the choice between cord blood donation or family storage via banks that participate with NuvaCord. At present the only participating bank is Community Blood Services.
  • PacifiCord
    185 Technology Drive Suite 150
    Irvine, CA 92618
    1-888-379-CORD (2673), 1-888-379-CORD (2673)
    PacifiCord is a HealthBanks Biotech Company, which for nearly 10 years has been a leader in cord blood stem cell processing, storage and research. We are the first family bank in the world to adopt the optimum methods and technologies of the world's leading public cord blood programs, thus setting a new standard, to which few, if any other family banks have yet to follow.
  • Polish Stem Cells Bank S.A.
    ul. Grzybowska 2/41
    Warsaw(22) 436-40-50
    When making a decision on umbilical cord blood collection, it is imperative to choose a bank which will guarantee the optimal level of service quality. Over 25 000 families have trusted on us � which accounts for 70% of all parents who have collected cord blood in Poland. They entrusted their child�s precious blood samples to the care of the Polish Stem Cell Bank (PBKM). We are extremely grateful for the absolute trust that you have bestowed on us. The reasons why we can pride ourselves on being the leader of the blood banking industry are multiple � below is a list of features prioritized by Our Clients.
  • Safetycord, Inc.
    1783 Road 21
    San Juan, PR 00921
    1 305 432 2673, +1 305 432 2673
    Safetycord is an ethically-motivated care company. Our mission is to provide gold-standard customer support to families who are considering banking their baby's cord blood stem cells as well as to their selected healthcare professionals. We are committed to helping educate you through knowledgeable and caring customer-focused staff so that you may make informed decisions about cord blood banking.
  • Securacell
    P.O. Box 35729
    Canton, OH 44735-5729
    866-836-CELL
    Securacell has had the privilege of assisting families in banking their babys cord blood for over a decade. As a privately held company, Securacell is owned and operated by medical professionals with extensive experience in the processes and procedures involved in obstetrics. Securacell's lab has been a leader in the medical industry since 1963. At Securacell, we take pride in providing accurate information and personalized services to families interested in banking their babys cord blood. Using the latest scientific cord blood processing and storing technology available, we provide our families with the potential opportunity to use cord blood as a medical option in the future for the child and possible other family members as well. From the time of your first contact with Securacell, through enrollment, the coordination of your babys cord blood pick up for delivery to our lab, and follow up, you will be in the hands of our professional care team. After your baby is born and in the years to come, you will always have a direct line contact with your care team professional.
  • Southern Cord
    601 Genome Way suite 1200
    Huntsville, AL 35806
    1 800 614 6183, 1 256 564 7088
    Southern Cord's banking services include Enrollment, Provision of Collection Kit, Shipping Materials, Processing, Storage, and Retrieval, if necessary. Southern Cord is the only family cord blood banking company in the state of Alabama, local to the Tennessee Valley area. We are located at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology (601 Genome Way Suite 1200, Huntsville AL 35806). You may contact us at info@southerncord.com.
  • Stembanc, Inc.
    100 Seventh Avenue
    Chardon, OH 44024
    1.87.STEMBANC, 1.836.2262
    Stembanc, Inc. is a world class, scientifically expert company you can trust. Stembancs own, dedicated, FDA registered, state of the art laboratory facility is near the heart of the medical research region that includes the world renowned Cleveland Clinic and the new Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Stembanc, incorporated in 2002, specializes in the collection, processing, and cryopreservation of newborn umbilical cord blood stem cells exclusively for your family. Stembancs fully comprehensive service includes everything related to saving your familys irreplaceable stem cells, including expediting the stem cell collection kit to you, your doctors stem cell collection procedure, expediting the stem cells back to Stembanc's state of the art, FDA registered laboratory facility, processing the cells using our patented technologies, cryopreserving them and saving the cells in six separate vials, testing them and sending you a report regarding the number of stem cells in cryopreservation, as well as cryoprotected storage until you need them for a lifesaving use. info@stembanc.com
  • StemCyte Family
    1589 W Industrial Park St.
    Covina, CA 91722-3416
    866 783 6298, 866-389-4659
    StemCyte, Inc. is a leading, global umbilical cord blood ("UCB") stem cell transplantation and therapeutic products company. StemCyte, headquartered in Southern California has UCB storage facilities in California, Taiwan and India, which collect, process and store UCB stem cells to be used as therapeutic treatments. Stem cells are used to replace or initiate the production of other cells that are damaged or missing due to disease. Unlike embryonic stem cells, which have been the subject of much public controversy, UCB stem cells are harvested from umbilical cords that would otherwise be discarded at the time of childbirth. UCB stem cells are already in clinical use and have been used in over 10,000 transplants worldwide. With an inventory of over 25,000 units, the Company's stem cell bank represents one of the largest and most ethnically diverse sources of high quality unrelated stem cell transplantation products derived exclusively from umbilical cord blood. StemCyte's products are currently being used to treat several patients per week worldwide who suffer from a variety of blood cancers and immune and genetic disorders. Mission Statement: StemCyte is dedicated to helping the world's physicians save more lives by providing high quality, safe and effective stem cell transplantation and therapy to all patients in need. StemCyte has supplied over 1600 cord blood products for over 40 life-threatening diseases to over 278 leading worldwide transplant centers. Visit www.stemcyte.com for related donor cord blood information
  • Stork Medical
    Columbus, GA 07653-0039
    866-657-8675
    At Stork Medical, we care about our customers and are committed to providing you with the best products at the lowest prices possible. We are an Authorized Dealer of our entire medical equipment and medical supply products catalog. You can be assured you're getting new complete products and actual warranties factory direct from the original manufacturer at the lowest price.
  • Taburit
    1-700-500-117
    Thousands of units of umbilical cord blood are stored daily at cord blood banks worldwide. Primary stem cells from the cord blood are used to treat many diseases, including hereditary diseases, congenital defects and various types of cancer. Many families who stored cord blood units saved the lives of their children
  • Thai Health Baby
    388 Exchange tower, 35th Fl. Unit No.3504 Sukhumvit Rd.
    Bangkok02-2606196-7 Ext.124
    Thai HealthBaby is a member of the HealthBanks Biotech family of companies, which for over 20 years has been a leader in pharmaceuticals, stem cell therapy and research with over 70,000 cord blood procedures. We were the first family cord blood bank in the world to adopt the optimum methods and technologies of the worlds leading public cord blood programs. Weve set new standards which few if any family cord blood banks have been able to match. Our Research Research is a vital component of cord blood collection and storage. Not only does it keep Thai HealthBaby at the forefront of the latest technologies and practices, it enables us to be part of a larger purpose to better understand and discover new ways cord blood can be used to treat and cure diseases. Thai HealthBaby, in connection with its parent company, HealthBanks Biotech, works closely with researchers at a wide range of well known medical institutions, such as UCLA and Johns Hopkins, who are leaders conducting research on the application of stem cells in medical treatments.
  • The Dan Berger Cord Blood Program, in Western Pennsylvania
    Western Pennsylvania412-209-7479, 412-209-7479 or 412-327-6025
    The program, in conjuction with ITxM, CorCell, Cord Blood Resgistry, and ViaCord, offers expectant parents three cord blood options - bank privately, donate to the public bank, or donate to research.

    For more information, visit www.danbergercordblood.com or contact Mary Wiegel at 412-209-7479, 412-327-6025, or mwiegel@itxm.org.

    Program locations in Western Pennsylvania:
    Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC (Pittsburgh, PA)
    UPMC Northwest (Seneca, PA)
    UPMC Horizon Shenango-Valley (Farrell, PA)
    UPMC Mercy (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Indiana Regional Medical Center (Indiana, PA)
    St. Clair Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA)
    Midwife Center (Pittsburgh, PA)

    Locations offering public banking options in Western Pennsylvania and beyond:
    Jameson Health System (New Castle, PA)
    Trinity Health System (Steubenville, OH)
    Sharon Regional Health System (Sharon, PA)
    Hamot Medical Center (Erie, PA)
    St. Vincent Health System (Erie, PA)
    West Penn Hospital (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Utah Cord Bank
    Sandy, UT
    877-UCB-STEM
    Utah Cord Bank provides collection and processing services for your umbilical cord blood stem cells in a sterile, state-of-the-art, FDA registered facility by a highly trained staff. Utah Cord Bank is also pleased to speak to groups of citizens who are interested in stem cells and current stem cell medicine.
  • Viacord
    245 First St.
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    866-668-4895
    The Sibling Connection Program is for families who may need a transplant for a sibling in the future. Call 1.866-861-8435.
  • Vista Cord
    1405 Frye Rd.
    Starkville, MS 39759
    888-330-2673
    Purchased by Family Cord, see below.
  • Xytex
    1100 Emmett Street
    Augusta, GA 30904
    1-800-277-3210
    Experience matters. And Xytex Cord Blood Bank is built upon more than 30 years� experience in banking valuable cells and tissues. As a result, our processes and procedures have been developed to provide the best experience and our best expertise to you, our client. A Cryobank Since 1975. Xytex International, the parent company of Xytex Cord Blood Bank, is a global leader in the cryopreservation of cells and tissues.Longevity + Stability. As one of the world�s first cryobanks, we�re not going anywhere. Our longevity and financial stability ensure that we will be here to safeguard your baby�s cord blood stem cells.Service. Welcome to personalized customer service, where our representatives are more than a name and a voice on the line. They�re here to cheer you on and guide you during this most wonderful time in your life.Secure Location. Unlike many other banks, Xytex Cord Blood Bank owns and operates both its processing and storage facilities, which are located within our corporate offices in Augusta, Ga.Pricing. We leverage our assets so that we can offer you a competitive pricing structure and multiple payment options.

Free or discounted collections and transplants are available for those who qualify. Find out more.


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