UMass Memorial Medical Center


In 2003 Lifeforce Cryobanks became the first public bank to accept MAIL-IN DONATIONS from across the nation, a practice that continues to this day.

Lifeforce Cryobanks was founded in 1993 and was known as Cryobanks International prior to June 2010. The company has always been a leader in adopting innovations in cord blood laboratory operations.
•    Cryobanks Intnl were the first to accept mail-in donations in 2003, long before any other public banks.
•    In 2008 Cryobanks Intnl adopted the PrepaCyte-CB processing system for separating stem cells from cord blood. PrepaCyte-CB is the first cord blood processing platform to integrate a separation reagent which causes red cell sedimentation with the use of cryopreservation-ready, functionally closed-bag system.
•    In 2013 Lifeforce Cryobanks adopted the CryoStor serum-free, protein-free cryopreservation media product from BioLife Solutions.

Lifeforce Cryobanks both accepts mail-in donations and maintains traditional donation collection programs at selected hospitals in several states. 

Collection sites, as of Sept. 2015:

  1. Univ. Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  2. Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  3. St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  4. Community Hospital, Munster, IN
  5. Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN    
  6. Franciscan St. Anthony Health, Crown Point, IN
  7. Franciscan St. Anthony Health, Michigan City, IN
  8. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health, Lafayette, IN
  9. Franciscan St. Margaret Health, Dyer, IN
  10. Franciscan St. Margaret Health, Hammond, IN
  11. IU Health Ball Memorial, Muncie, IN
  12. Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso, IN
  13. Riverview Health, Noblesville, IN
  14. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN
  15. Franciscan St. James Health, Chicago Heights, IL