University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank

About

The University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank (UCCBB) is operated by ClinImmune Labs, an academic-based biotechnology company located in the Bioscience Park Center of the Fitzsimons Campus in Aurora, Colorado.  The University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank (UCCBB) belongs to the cohort of banks funded by HRSA to collect racially diverse donations for the national cord blood inventory.

In addition to cord blood banking, the parent company ClinImmune Labs provides high resolution HLA-DNA typing, hematopoietic stem cell and pancreatic islet cell processing, flow cytometry and regulatory oversight to the cord blood bank.  Their personnel are profiled on their website.

UCCBB public bank has (web viewing Aug. 2013) consented over 30,000 women and banked over 8500 cord blood units, of which more than 660 have been transplanted at 125 different transplant centers in the United States and abroad.  Colorado taxpayers have an option on their state tax return to donate to the ADULT STEM CELLS CURE FUND, which provides resources to encourage and enable new mothers across Colorado to donate their babies' umbilical cord blood to a public cord blood bank.

As of Aug. 2013, these hospitals participate:

  1. Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO
  2. Phoenix Baptist in Phoenix, AZ
  3. St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, AZ
  4. Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ

Cord blood collections from hospitals in Arizona are made through a program of the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission.  The web site of the AZ Dept. of Health Services states that this cord blood collection program is funded for 3 years by Arizona state lottery money and a HRSA grant.

Collection sites coming in 2014:
  1. Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, CA

Collection hospitals in California are funded by the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP).