Upstate Cord Blood Bank
AboutBank Director: Nicholas J. Greco, PhD
Upstate Medical University officially opened the Upstate Cord Blood Bank (UCBB) on February 9, 2017.
The $15 million, 20,000 sq ft facility features a state-of-the-art processing laboratory and cryogenic storage containers that can store nearly 14,500 cord blood units. The building is located on Upstate’s Community Campus, home to the Regional Perinatal Center, which offers advance perinatal care to patients throughout Upstate New York. There are 20,000 births per year in Central New York state.
The UCBB will collect, test, process, store and distribute umbilical cord blood donated by families throughout central New York to be used by those in need of life-saving medical treatments and for medical research.
The bank is currently accepting cord blood donations from families who give birth at Upstate’s Community Campus. Cord blood donations will be accepted from families who give birth at Crouse Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center as early as summer 2017. Agreements with other area hospitals will be forthcoming.