FACT-NetCord   Accredited Cord Blood Banks

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Anthony Nolan Cord Blood Bank:  

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Anthony Nolan is the UK's leading blood cancer charity, bone marrow registry, and cord blood bank.

Banco de Cordón de Málaga:  

Malaga, Spain

REDMO (REgistro oficial de Donantes de Médula Ósea) maintains the registry of cord blood donations in Spain. They are a function of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Foundation. Their website maintains a map of where to donate umbilical cord blood and readers can download a factsheet about umbilical cord blood donation.

Banco de Cordon de Barcelona:  

Barcelona, Spain

REDMO (REgistro oficial de Donantes de Médula Ósea) maintains the registry of cord blood donations in Spain. They are a function of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Foundation. Their website maintains a map of where to donate umbilical cord blood and readers can download a factsheet about umbilical cord blood donation.

Banque de sang placentaire de Bordeaux:  

Bordeaux, France

Banque de sang placentaire de Bordeaux (Bordeaux CBB), Etablissement Français du Sang Aquitaine-Limousin,  is a member of the French Cord Blood Registry (France Greffe de Moelle). The registry encompasses three cord blood banks accredited by FACT-NetCord, located in Besançon, CHU Bordeaux, and CHRU Montpellier.

Banque de sang placentaire de Montpellier:  

Montpellier, France

Banque de Sang Placentaire du CHRU de Montpellier is located in CHRU Hôpital Saint Eloi, in Montpellier. They are a member of the French Cord Blood Registry (France Greffe de Moelle). The registry encompasses three cord blood banks accredited by FACT-NetCord, located in Besançon, CHU Bordeaux, and CHRU Montpellier.

Banque de Sang Placentaire du Besançon:  

Besancon, France

Besançon Cord Blood Bank of the Etablissement Français du Sang is a member of the French Cord Blood Registry (France Greffe de Moelle). The registry encompasses three cord blood banks accredited by FACT-NetCord, located in Besançon, CHU Bordeaux, and CHRU Montpellier.

Bavarian Stem Cell Bank:  

Gauting, Germany

Bayerische Stammzellbank (Bavarian Stem Cell Bank) is a program of 
Stiftung Aktion Knochenmarkspende (Foundation Action Bone Marrow Donation) at the medical center in Gauting, Bavaria, Germany.

BMDI Cord Blood Bank:  

Parkville, Australia

BMDI Cord Blood Bank is one of three public cord blood banks in Australia, which form the AusCord network.

Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke:  

Durham, North Carolina, United States

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.

Cells for Life:  

Markham, Ontario, Canada

Cells for Life is one of the oldest and largest cord blood companies in Canada. Since 1997, Cells for Life has stored over 36,000 cord blood units.

CHOC Cord Blood Bank:  

Orange, California, United States

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:  

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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

Cord Blood Bank UZ Gent:  

Gent, Belgium

Navelstrengbloedbank Universitair Ziekenhuis (Cord Blood Bank University Hospital) is located at the University Hospital in Gent, Belgium.

CORD:USE Public Cord Blood Bank:  

Orlando, Florida, United States

CORD:USE was founded by some of the leading doctors in cord blood transplantation. They offer both public donation and family storage.

Cryo-Cell:  

Oldsmar, Florida, United States

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.

DKMS Cord Blood Bank:  

Dresden, Germany

DKMS Cord Blood Bank is subsidiary of DKMS (Deutsche Knochenmarkspenderdatei, or German Bone Marrow Donor Center). The DKMS Cord Blood Bank is the only public cord blood bank that is active Germany-wide.

Emilia Romagna Cord Blood Bank:  

Bologna, Italy

Emilia Romagna Cord Blood Bank (ERCB) is located in the Servizio di Immunoematologia e Medicina Trasfusionale Azienda Ospedaliera di Bologna, (Service of Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine, Hospital of Bologna) Bologna, Italy.

German Cord Blood Bank:  

Mannheim, Germany

Deutsche Stammzellspenderdatei Nabelschnurblut (German stem cell donor umbilical cord blood) also called "DSSD" is located in Institut für Transfusionsmedizin und Immunologie, Mannheim.

Héma-Québec:  

Saint-Laurent, Quebec, Canada

Héma-Québec blood service operates a public cord blood bank in the French Canadian province of Quebec.

HealthBanks:  

Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China

HealthBanks Cord Blood Bank is a service of HealthBanks Biotech Group, a pharmaceutical company with over 12 years cord blood experience and over 80 thousand cord blood clients in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, and the United States.

Hellenic Cord Blood Bank :  

Athens, Greece

The Hellenic Cord Blood Bank operates within the Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens.

Hong Kong Red Cross Catherine Chow Cord Blood Bank:  

Kowloon, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) established the first Cord Blood Bank in Hong Kong in 1999 to collect and provide patients with cord blood units for transplantation.

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein:  

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, (HIAE) in São Paulo, Brasil, is the first cord blood bank in South America accredited by FACT-NetCord. As of July 2014, FACT has accredited 52 cord blood banks in 21 countries. They have also accredited transplant programs in 6 countries on 4 continents.

In Scientia Fides :  

Domagnano, San Marino

InScientiaFides operates a GMP class research laboratory that provides family banking to parents in Italy.  They are accredited by ISO 9001 and FACT, and their contract includes storage for 30 years.

Insception Lifebank:  

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Insception Lifebank Cord Blood Program, is the first, largest, and most experienced national FACT‐accredited cord blood bank in Canada.

Institut Jules Bordet:  

Bruxelles, Belgium

Institut Jules Bordet is a hospital and research institute of the Université Libre de Bruxelles which specializes in oncology. The cord blood bank is located in teh Laboratoire d'hematology Experimentale Centre des Tumeurs de l'ULB.

J.P. McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank:  

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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.

José Carreras Cord Blood Bank:  

Dusseldorf, Germany

Jose Carreras Cord Blood Bank is housed within the University Medical Center of Duesseldorf, under the direction of Prof. Gesine Koegler.

Leiden Cord Blood Bank:  

Leiden, Netherlands

Sanquin Navelstrengbloedbank (Leiden Cord Blood Bank) is a non-profit public bank that is part of Sanquin Blood.

Leuven Cord Blood Bank:  

Leuven, Belgium

Leuvense Navelstrengbloedbank (Leuven Cord Blood Bank) is located with in the Hematology Department at the University Hospital of Leuven (UZ Leuven campus Gasthuisberg).

Liège Cord Blood Bank:  

Liege, Belgium

Banque de sang de cordon umbilical Liège (Liège Cord Blood Bank) is located in the Laboratory of Cell and Gene Therapy in the "Centre Hospitalier Universitaire" (CHU) of Liège.

LifeCord:  

Gainesville, Florida, United States

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.

Magen David Adom:  

Tel Aviv, Israel

Magen David Adom blood services is operating, since 2004, the Israeli National Public Cord Blood Bank program, aka MDA public Cord Blood Bank.

MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank:  

Houston, Texas, 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. 

Milano Cord Blood Bank:  

Milan, Italy

The Milano Cord Blood Bank (MCBB) is located at the Centro Trasfusionale e di Immunologia dei Trapianti of Ospedale Maggiore in Milan.

NHS Cord Blood Bank:  

London, United Kingdom

The National Health Service (NHS) of the UK has been operating a public cord blood bank since 1996.

NY Blood Center: National Cord Blood Program:  

New York, New York, United States

The NY Blood Center (NYBC), founded by Dr. Pablo Rubinstein, is the world's first public cord blood bank, and remains the largest single public bank in the world. NYBC is a founding member of the Netcord international cord blood bank network.

Queensland Cord Blood Bank :  

South Brisbane, Australia

Queensland Cord Blood Bank (QCBB) is a program of Mater Mothers' Hospital.

Sheba Cord Blood Bank:  

Tel Hashomer, Israel

The Sheba Cord Blood Bank is located at the Sheba Medical center, the largest medical center in the Middle East.

Singapore Cord Blood Bank:  

Singapore, Singapore

The Singapore Cord Blood Bank (SCBB) is located within KK Women's and Children's Hospital. Cord blood donations to the SCBB public bank are listed on the US-based National Marrow Donor Program registry. 

Stem-Health Hellas:  

Athens, Greece

Stem-Health Hellas S.A. is the first family cord blood bank in Europe to be accredited by FACT. Stem-Health Hellas provides cord blood banking for babies born at the Hygeia Hospital maternity centers "Mitera" and "Leto".

StemCord:  

Singapore, Singapore

StemCord Private Ltd. is the first family cord blood bank in Southeast Asia to be accredited by FACT.

StemCyte:  

Covina, California, United States

StemCyte is a global cord blood therapeutics company.  StemCyte participates in the US network of public cord blood banks operated by NMDP. In addition, StemCyte operates the National Cord Blood Bank of Taiwan, whose units are also listed with NMDP. The StemCyte laboratory and repository in Southern California provides both public donation and family storage for US parents.

StemCyte Taiwan:  

New Taipei City, Taiwan, Province of China

StemCyte is an internationally recognized public and private (hybrid) cord blood bank, with branches in the US, Taiwan, and India. Currently (2014) more than 1,900 cord blood transplants have been provided from the net public bank, going to patients at more than 290 medical centers, of which more than 300 units came from Taiwan.

Swedish National Cord Blood Bank:  

Gothenburg, Sweden

The Swedish National Cord Blood Bank was started in 2006 and is located at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg. But also if you give birth at Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge you can donate cord blood.

Swiss Stem Cell Bank:  

Lugano, Switzerland

Swiss Stem Cells Bank, SSCB, is the first Swiss structure to offer a private banking service for stem cells, and the only one to handle laboratory and banking activities entirely and exclusively on the Swiss territory.

Sydney Cord Blood Bank:  

Randwick, Australia

The Sydney Cord Blood Bank is a member of AusCord, a national cooperative network consisting of three cord blood banks in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

Treviso Cord Blood Bank:  

Treviso, Italy

La Banca del Sangue Cordonale di Treviso (Treviso Cord Blood Bank) is located in the Immunohematology and Transfusion Service of the Treviso university hospital.

Vivocell:  

Graz, Austria

Vivocell Biosolutions is the only cord blood bank in Austria accredited by FACT-Netcord. It also holds the ASHI-accredition for its own HLA laboratory. It was founded in 2001 by medical doctors from the Medical Universities of Vienna and Graz, and the current medical director is Peter Wernet, MD PhD. Vivocell Biosolutions provides both public donation and family storage of cord blood.