FACT: Public & Family
Cryo-Cell International, the world's first family cord blood bank, provides premier cord blood stem cell cryopreservation service. In 2018, Cryo-Cell expanded its role in the industry to include public cord blood banking services.
Cryo-Cell operates as a public cord blood bank in partnership with Duke University Medical Center. Cryo-Cell's public bank has been chosen by HRSA of the U.S. Department of Health, along with other leading banks such as those operated by M.D. Anderson and Duke University, as one of the nation's highest quality cord blood banks to help build the national cord blood inventory.
Public cord blood banks are regulated by stringent guidelines. In addition, Cryo-Cell adheres to the high-quality standards necessary for accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).
Through the donor-patient matching service Be The Match, Cryo-Cell’s public bank has provided potentially life-saving cord blood units for over 600 transplants. The program’s public cord blood inventory comprises superior, ethnically diverse cord blood units, which have been transplanted in nearly 100 reputable hospitals located worldwide.
Cryo-Cell operates cord blood donation sites in several prominent hospitals across the U.S. As of August 2019, the current collection sites are:
- Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies - Orlando, FL
- Florida Hospital - Orlando, FL
- South Miami Hospital - Miami, FL
- Baptist Hospital Miami - Miami, FL
- Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn, MI
- Scottsdale Shea Hospital - Scottsdale, AZ
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, West Hollywood, CA
Cryo-Cell announced the appointment of the internationally renowned expert, Joanne Kurtzberg MD, as their Medical Director in 2018. Dr. Kurtzberg oversees both the public and private banking laboratories of Cryo-Cell International.