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California's Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program
The Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP) is a California state program created by a law passed in late 2010 that funds public cord blood banking by raising the cost of a birth certificate copy. It is administered by the University of California Davis Health System. For more information, see the article by UCBCP director Dr. Suzanne Pontow in our Oct. 2012 newsletter.
Cord blood donations are collected from multiple hospitals within five regions of the state that have high population density and high racial diversity.
- San Diego,
- Los Angeles,
- the Central Valley,
- the San Francisco Bay area, and
To see which hospitals are active in each region, pull up the state of California on the map of USA Donation Hospitals.