North America Cord Blood Donation Sites
Carolinas Cord Blood Bank accepts MAIL-IN DONATIONS. Eligible mothers must register by the 34th week of pregnancy and pass a health screening. Call the CCBB Public Collection Kit program at 919-668-2071.
LifebankUSA and its parent, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, seek mothers in NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY ONLY who will donate both their cord blood and their placenta. The donations support an international registry, clinical trials and research. Donations can be taken from any hospital, but mothers must register at least 8 weeks prior to delivery and pass a health screening.
In 2003 Lifeforce Cryobanks became the first public bank to accept MAIL-IN DONATIONS, a practice that continues today.
M.D. Anderson Cord Blood Bank accepts MAIL-IN DONATIONS FROM TEXAS ONLY. Expectant mothers must register by the 34th week of pregnancy and pass a health screening.
NuvaCord ACCEPTS MOTHERS THROUGH THE 38th WEEK OF PREGNANCY for cord blood donation. The donations go towards the national transplant inventory. All other public banks that collect donations for cord blood transplants will not enroll mothers past 34 weeks. NuvaCord stocks kits in selected hospitals and facilitates mail-in donations from 46 states.
This mail-in donation program does require advance registration, but it can take place after 35 weeks and almost up to the time of birth, so long as the application is processed in time. The donated cord blood is used in animals for disease research. Parents can earmark their cord blood to be used towards a particular Saneron CCEL research program that they wish to support.