Maricopa Medical Center
The cord blood lab also provides family banking services via the company AlphaCord, where they are listed as the Colorado stem cell bank. In addition to cord blood banking, the parent company ClinImmune Labs provides high resolution HLA-DNA typing, hematopoietic stem cell and pancreatic islet cell processing, flow cytometry and regulatory oversight to the cord blood bank. Their personnel are profiled on their website.
UCCBB public bank claims (web viewing Aug. 2012) to have consented over 28,000 women and banked over 8000 cord blood units, of which more than 620 have been transplanted at 150 different transplant centers in the United States and abroad. Colorado taxpayers have an option on their state tax return to donate to the ADULT STEM CELLS CURE FUND, which provides resources to encourage and enable new mothers across Colorado to donate their babies' umbilical cord blood to a public cord blood bank.
As of Nov. 2012, these hospitals participate:
- Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, CO
- Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO
- Phoenix Baptist in Phoenix, AZ
- St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ
- Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ
Cord blood collections from hospitals in Arizona are made through a program of the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission. The web site of the AZ Dept. of Health Services states that this cord blood collection program is funded for 3 years by Arizona state lottery money and a HRSA grant.