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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 April 2016:
- Univ. Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
- Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
- St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD
- Franciscan St. James Health, Chicago Heights, IL