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FACT-NetCord Accredited Cord Blood Banks
Public Public & Family Family
Cryo-Cell International, the world's first family cord blood bank, provides premier cord blood stem cell cryopreservation service and is the sole U.S. private-only cord blood bank to be accredited by FACT for adhering to the highest quality standards in the cord blood banking industry.
StemCyte is a global cord blood therapeutics company. StemCyte participates in the US network of public cord blood banks operated by Be The Match. In addition, StemCyte operates the National Cord Blood Bank of Taiwan, whose units are also listed with Be The Match.
Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke (CCBB) is headed by Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg. Expectant parents who have a child in need of therapy with cord blood, especially the new therapies in clinical trials at Duke, may be eligible for directed donation through CCBB.
Children's Hospital of Orange County established the nation's first Sibling Donor cord blood program, where families with a child needing transplant can receive free cord blood banking for a new baby.
Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Cord Blood Foundation d.b.a. Cleveland Cord Blood Center collects donations in Cleveland and Atlanta.
CORD:USE is directed by leading doctors in cord blood transplantation. They offer both public donation and family storage. Public donations collected by CORD:USE are sent to the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank, a FACT-accredited laboratory under the direction of Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg.
The J.P. McCarthy cord blood bank was founded in memory of a morning radio show host in Detroit. It is run by the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
Lifecord is a cord blood donation program of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers. LifeCord was the first public cord bank established in the Southeastern United States.
M.D. Anderson hospital has the largest stem cell transplantation program in the world, and in April 2005 they established a public cord blood bank that is accredited under the international FACT/Netcord standards.
Collection hospitals for the NY Blood Center do NOT require advance registration: mothers can give a partial consent to collect the cord blood during labor, and only if the collected cord blood is suitable for transplantation will the mothers will be given additional education and asked for a final banking consent post-delivery.