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Public Banks in the Country: United States

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ClinImmune: University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank

12705 E. Montview Blvd, Suite 250, Aurora

The University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank is operated by ClinImmune Labs, an academic-based biotechnology company.


45 Horsehill Road. , Cedar Knolls

LifebankUSA seeks mothers in NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY ONLY who will donate both their cord blood and their placenta. The donations support an international registry, clinical trials and research.  Donations can be taken from any hospital, but mothers must register at least 8 weeks prior to delivery and pass a health screening.


13800 Live Oak Ave., Baldwin Park, CA 91706, Baldwin Park

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.

St. Louis Cord Blood Bank

Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. 3662 Park Avenue, St. Louis

St. Louis Cord Blood Bank accepts cord blood donations from many hospitals within a 150 mile radius, located in the states of Missouri, Illinois and Kansas.


921 Terry Avenue. , Seattle

Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) collects cord blood donations directly in Washington state, and also receive donations from collection programs in Oregon and Hawaii.

California's Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program

2921 Stockton Boulevard. , Sacramento

The Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP) is a California state program administered by the University of California Davis Health System.

Carolinas Cord Blood Bank

2301 Erwin Road. Durham, NC 27710, Durham

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.

Celebration Stem Cell Centre

3495 South Mercy Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85297 United States, Gilbert

The Celebration Stem Cell Centre (CSCC), offers both public donation and private "family banking" of umbilical cord blood.  All cord blood collections are processed according to the highest standards in the industry in a new, state-of-the art facility located in Gilbert, Arizona.  The public cord blood donation program is funded by the private "family banking" program and private philanthropy.

CHOC Cord Blood Bank

455 South Main St.. , Orange

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.

Cleveland Cord Blood Center

25001 Emery Road. Suite 150, Cleveland

Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Cord Blood Foundation d.b.a. Cleveland Cord Blood Center collects donations in Cleveland and Atlanta.

Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas

4301 W. Markham St.. , Little Rock
The Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas launched operations in 2011, providing both public donation and family banking services. They accept donations from ANY HOSPITAL IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS.  They also accept donations from bordering states so long as the donor is an Arkansas resident.


1991 Summit Park Drive, Orlando FL 32810, United States, Orlando

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.

Gencure: Texas Cord Blood Bank

First Park Ten Blvd. , San Antonio

Texas Cord Blood Bank is a division of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, and since 2014 is affiliated with GenCure.

Gift of Life

800 Yamato Road. Suite 101, Boca Raton
Gift of Life is a non-profit charity that seeks to help Jewish patients find a transplant match.  They recruit both bone marrow donors and cord blood donations from the Jewish community.  Gift of Life operates their own accredited cord blood laboratory that participates in the national NMDP network.

ITxM: The Institute For Transfusion Medicine

5505 Pearl St, Rosemont, IL 60018

The Institute For Transfusion Medicine (ITxM) is the parent company of multiple blood-banking concerns, including two programs collecting cord blood donations from the states IL and PA.

J.P. McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank

4100 John R. Mail code: HW04HO, Detroit

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.

Life Line Stem Cell

124 Lincoln Hwy W. , New Haven

Life Line Stem Cell asks mothers arriving for delivery to donate all perinatal tissue: cord blood, cord tissue, and the placenta. Cord blood donations that are eligible for transplant are sent to a public cord blood bank; the tissue collections go towards research programs.

LifeCord LifeSouth

4039 Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32607, Gainesville

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.

Lifeforce Cryobanks

270 Northlake Boulevard, Altamonte Springs FL 32701 United States, Altamonte Springs

In 2003 Lifeforce Cryobanks became the first public bank to accept NATIONAL MAIL-IN DONATIONS, a practice that continues today.

MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank

1515 Holcombe Blvd. Unit 423. , Houston

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.

Michigan Blood

1036 Fuller NE. PO Box 1704, Grand Rapids

Michigan Blood mails the cord blood donation kit to the expectant mother but only accepts collections from deliveries at selected hospitals.

New Jersey Cord Blood Bank

102 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montvale, NJ 07645, Montvale

New Jersey Cord Blood Bank can accept donations without pre-registration at participating hospitals that have on-site staff.  Donations are also accepted from certain hospitals via partnerships with local charities.

NY Blood Center: National Cord Blood Program

45-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY, Long Island City

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.

Oklahoma Blood Institute

1001 N. Lincoln Blvd.. , Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) launched a public cord blood bank at the beginning of 2014.

San Diego Cord Blood Bank

3636 Gateway Center Avenue. , San Diego

The San Diego Cord Blood Bank has received funding from the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP) that enables them to  collect donations.

Saneron CCEL

3802 Spectrum Blvd. Suite 147. , Tampa

Saneron accepts cord blood donations to be used in animals for disease research. This mail-in donation program does require advance registration, but mothers can register almost up to the time of birth, so long as the application is processed in time. 

University of Iowa Cord Blood Bank

200 CMAB Iowa City, IA 52242-2600. , Iowa City
The University of Iowa collects cord blood donations specifically for disease research, not transplants.

Upstate Cord Blood Bank

4900 Broad Road. , Syracuse

SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse NY plans to host a new public cord blood bank, for which ground was broken in Sept. 2012.