Emilia Romagna Bologna Cord Blood Bank
FACT: Public & Family
AboutBank Director: Vanda Randi, MD
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.
The registry of cord blood donations in Italy is maintained by GRACE: Gruppo Italiano Amplificazione Cellule Emopoietiche. The GRACE network started in 1995 and pioneered the model of a national network of cord blood banks linked to a hub registry, the model that is used today by large networks like DKMS (Germany) and NMDP (United States).