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ITxM: The Institute For Transfusion Medicine

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The Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM) is the parent company of multiple blood-banking concerns, including the Central Blood Bank which serves the Pittsburgh area, the LifeSource blood bank which serves the Chicago area, the subsidiary ITxM Diagnostics, and the subsidiary ITxM Clinical Services which includes the Cord Blood Services.  ITxM administrative headquarters are in Pittsburgh, but the FDA registration for the cord blood lab is in Rosemont, Illinois.  The cord blood bank initially served the Chicago area, but has been expanding to cover more of Illinois and parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio. The ITxM website gives a list of participating hospitals that collect donations.

As of August 2016, these collection sites in Illinois work with ITxM:

  1. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, IL
  2. Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  3. Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
  4. University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, Chicago, IL

These additional collection sites outside Illinois work with ITxM via the Dan Berger Cord Blood program:

  1. Magee-Womens Hospitalof UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
  2. UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh, PA
  3. St. Clair Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  5. The Midwife Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  6. Jefferson Regional Hospital, Clairton, PA
  7. Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA
  8. Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, PA

HealthConnectOne provides education about cord blood donation at two of the Chicago locations: Mercy Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital.  HealthConnectOne is a non-profit organization that develops community-based programs to correct racial and socioeconomic disparities in perinatal outcomes.  Their cord blood demonstration project was funded by The Coleman Foundation.


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Address: 5505 Pearl St, Rosemont, IL 60018