The Cleveland Cord Blood Bank was founded by Mary J. Laughlin M.D. in 2008, and by March 2010 they had collected 5500 donations, of which 1800 were banked.
The Cleveland Cord Blood Center works with philanthropic foundations to raise funding for their public bank. Thanks to a grant from the Atlanta-based Katz Foundation, they have been able to collect cord blood at hospitals in Georgia.
Collection hospitals, each staffed with collection specialists, as of Dec. 2013:
- Fairview Hospital, Cleveland, OH
- Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, OH
- Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Atlanta, GA
- Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, GA
Collection sites coming in 2014:
- Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Oakland, Oakland, CA
- California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), San Francisco, CA
Collection hospitals in California are funded by the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP).