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Public Banks in the Country: United States
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The University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank is operated by ClinImmune Labs, an academic-based biotechnology company.
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.
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 accepts cord blood donations from many hospitals within a 150 mile radius, located in the states of Missouri, Illinois and Kansas.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Texas Cord Blood Bank is a division of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, and since 2014 is affiliated with GenCure.
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.
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 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 is a cord blood donation program of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers. LifeCord was the first public cord bank established in the Southeastern United States.
In 2003 Lifeforce Cryobanks became the first public bank to accept NATIONAL MAIL-IN DONATIONS, a practice that continues today.
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 mails the cord blood donation kit to the expectant mother but only accepts collections from deliveries at selected hospitals.
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.
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.
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 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.
SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse NY plans to host a new public cord blood bank, for which ground was broken in Sept. 2012.