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St. Louis Cord Blood Bank accepts cord blood donations from hospitals within a 150 mile radius.  Their website provides a map and list of participating hospitals as well as staff photos.

Collection centers as of Sept. 2010:
  1. Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
  2. St. Anthony's Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
  3. SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis, MO
  4. St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
  5. Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  6. Barnes Jewish St. Peters Hospital, St. Peters, MO
  7. SSM St. Joseph's Hospital West, Lake St. Louis, MO
  8. SSM St. Joseph's Health Center, St. Charles, MO
  9. SSM DePaul Health Center, Bridgeton, MO 
  10. SSM St. Clare Health Center, Fenton, MO
  11. Southeast Missouri Hospital, Cape Girardeau, MO
  12. St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, MO   
  13. St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, MO
  14. Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Crystal City, MO
  15. Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, Farmington, MO
  16. Parkland Health Center, Farmington, MO
  17. St. Luke's Hospital - Plaza, Kansas City, MO
  18. Progress West Health Center, O'Fallon, MO
  19. Perry County Memorial Hospital, Perryville, MO
  20. St. John's Mercy Hospital, Washington, MO
  21. Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, IL   
  22. St. Anthony's Health Center, Alton, IL   
  23. Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL    
  24. St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, IL    
  25. St. Joseph's Hospital - Breese, Breese, IL    
  26. Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Carbondale, IL   
  27. Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, IL
  28. Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL
  29. Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon, IL
  30. Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL

The St. Louis Cord Blood Bank (SLCBB) is headed by Donna Regan, who is a member of the HHS Advisory Council on Blood Stem Cell Transplantation and is active in research on cord blood processing and storage.  The laboratory director is Salem Akel, PhD.  SLCBB belongs to the cohort of banks funded by HRSA to collect racially diverse donations for the national cord blood inventory.