Saint Alexius Medical Center

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The Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM), with headquarters in Pittsburgh, is the parent company of multiple blood-banking concerns, including the Central Blood Bank which serves the Pittsburgh area, the LifeSource blood bank which serves the Chicago area, the subsidiary ITxM Diagnostics, and the subsidiary ITxM Clinical Services which includes the Cord Blood Services.  ITxM administrative headquarters are in Pittsburgh, but the FDA registration for the cord blood lab is in Rosemont, Illinois.  The cord blood bank initially served the Chicago area, but has been expanding to cover more of Illinois and parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio.  The ITxM website gives a list of participating hospitals that collect donations.

As of Nov. 2012, these collection sites in Illinois work with ITxM:
  1. Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
  2. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, IL
  3. Advocate Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, IL   
  4. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  5. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  6. Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, IL 
  7. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, IL   
  8. Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL
  9. Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, IL
  10. John Stroger of Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL  
  11. Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL   
  12. Mercy Hospital, Chicago, IL   
  13. Northshore Univ. Health System- Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL   
  14. Northshore Univ. Health Sys.- Highland Park Hosp., Highland Park, IL
  15. Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights, IL
  16. Northwestern Memorial Hospital-Prentice, Chicago, IL  
  17. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL  
  18. St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, IL   
  19. Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL
  20. University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL   
  21. University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, Chicago, IL

These additional collection sites outside Illinois work with ITxM via the Dan Berger Cord Blood program:
  1. Magee-Womens Hospitalof UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
  2. UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh, PA
  3. UPMC Northwest, Seneca, PA
  4. UPMC Horizon-Shenango Valley. Farrell, PA
  5. UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
  6. St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  7. West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  8. The Midwife Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  9. Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA
  10. Jameson Health Center, New Castle, PA
  11. Sharon Regional Health System, Sharon, PA
  12. St. Vincent Medical Center, Erie, PA
  13. Trinity Health System, Steubenville, OH

HealthConnectOne provides education about cord blood donation at two of the Chicago locations: Mercy Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital.  HealthConnectOne is a non-profit organization that develops community-based programs to correct racial and socioeconomic disparities in perinatal outcomes.  Their cord blood demonstration project was funded by The Coleman Foundation.