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Public Cord Blood Banking in United States

Public cord blood banking supports the health of the community. Public banks collect qualifying cord blood donations from healthy pregnancies and save them in case one of them will be the match to save the life of a patient who needs a stem cell transplant. In the United States our registry of donors is called Be The Match. Patients who have a rare genetic type are more likely to receive cord blood transplants. In order for parents to donate cord blood to a public bank, their baby must be born at a hospital that accepts donations. Public cord blood banking is highly recommended by both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Medical Association (AMA).

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921 Terry Avenue., Seattle

Bloodworks Northwest collects cord blood donations directly in Washington state and also receives donations from Hawaii.


700 Brooker Creek Blvd, Oldsmar FL 34677, Oldsmar

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.


650 Komas Drive, Suite 107, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

CellSure accepts MAIL-IN DONATIONS of birth tissue from the state of Utah. A collection kit can be shipped to the mother any time up to the day before her delivery.

California's Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program

2921 Stockton Boulevard., Sacramento

The Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP) is a California state program that funds cord blood collections by partner public banks.

Carolinas Cord Blood Bank

2301 Erwin Road, Durham NC 27710, Durham

Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke (CCBB) is headed by Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg. Expectant parents who have a child in need of therapy with cord blood, especially the new therapies in clinical trials at Duke, may be eligible for directed donation through CCBB.

Celebration Stem Cell Centre

3495 South Mercy Rd., Gilbert AZ 85297 , Gilbert

The Celebration Stem Cell Centre (CSCC), offers both public donation and private family banking of umbilical cord blood. 

CHOC Cord Blood Bank

1201 W La Veta Ave, Orange, CA 92868, Orange

Children's Hospital of Orange County has a cord blood program that accepts donations from births at the next door St. Joseph's Hospital.

Cleveland Cord Blood Center

25001 Emery Rd #150, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Cord Blood Foundation d.b.a. Cleveland Cord Blood Center collects donations in Cleveland and Atlanta.


12705 E. Montview Blvd, Suite 250, Aurora

ClinImmune Labs is an academic-based biotechnology company that processes cord blood donations for the University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank and the St. Louis Cord Blood Bank.

Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas

4301 W. Markham St., Little Rock

The Cord Blood Bank of Arkansas accepts donations from ANY HOSPITAL IN THE STATE OF ARKANSAS

Cord For Life

270 Northlake Boulevard, Altamonte Springs FL 32701 ,

Cord for Life accepts NATIONAL MAIL-IN DONATIONS. Mothers must register by week 34 of pregnancy.

Gencure: Texas Cord Blood Bank

First Park Ten Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78213, San Antonio

Texas Cord Blood Bank is a division of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, and since 2014 is affiliated with GenCure.

Gift of Life

800 Yamato Road.Suite 101, Boca Raton

Gift of Life is a non-profit charity that seeks to help Jewish patients find a transplant match. They have a cord blood inventory but are not currently collecting cord blood.

Hawaii Cord Blood Bank

1319 Punahou Street Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96826, Honolulu
Hawaii Cord Blood Bank is strictly a collection organization that sends cord blood to the laboratory of Bloodworks Northwest in Seattle.

J.P. McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank

4100 John R St, Detroit, MI 48201, Detroit

The J.P. McCarthy cord blood bank was founded in memory of a morning radio show host in Detroit. It is run by the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Life Line Stem Cell

124 Lincoln Hwy W., New Haven

Life Line Stem Cell is strictly a collection organization that works with various laboratories. Life Line Stem Cell asks mothers to donate all of their afterbirth: umbilical cord blood, umbilical cord tissue, and the placenta.


45 Horsehill Road, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927

LifebankUSA seeks mothers in NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY ONLY who will donate both their cord blood and their placenta. The donations support an international registry, clinical trials and research.  Donations can be taken from any hospital, but mothers must register at least 8 weeks prior to delivery and pass a health screening.

LifeSouth Cord Blood Bank

4039 Newberry Road, Gainesville FL 32607, Gainesville

LifeSouth Cord Blood Bank is a public donation program of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers. LifeSouth established the first public cord bank in the Southeastern United States and in June 2013 received the FDA BLA license for cord blood.

MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank

1515 Holcombe Blvd. Unit 423., Houston

/en/public-bankingM.D. Anderson hospital has the largest stem cell transplantation program in the world, and in April 2005 they established a public cord blood bank that is accredited under the international FACT/Netcord standards.

NY Blood Center: National Cord Blood Program

45-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City NY 11101, Long Island City

Collection hospitals for the NY Blood Center do NOT require advance registration: mothers can give a partial consent to collect the cord blood during labor, and only if the collected cord blood is suitable for transplantation will the mothers will be given additional education and asked for a final banking consent post-delivery.

Oklahoma Blood Institute

1001 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is launching a public cord blood bank in 2018.

San Diego Cord Blood Bank

3636 Gateway Center Avenue, San Diego, CA 92102, San Diego

The San Diego Cord Blood Bank collect donations in southren California.


13800 Live Oak Ave., Baldwin Park, CA 91706

StemCyte is a global cord blood therapeutics company.  StemCyte participates in the US network of public cord blood banks operated by Be The Match. In addition, StemCyte operates the National Cord Blood Bank of Taiwan, whose units are also listed with Be The Match.

Upstate Cord Blood Bank

4910 Broad Road, Syracuse, NY 13215, Syracuse

SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse NY hosts a public cord blood bank, launched in February 2017.

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan

1036 Fuller NE, Grand Rapids MI 49501-1704, Grand Rapids

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan has a public cord blood bank that was established in 1999.

Vitalant Clinical Services

1 Pearl Court, Unit C, Allendale NJ 07401 , Allendale

Vitalant Clinical Services is the merger, since Sept 2018, of cord blood blood donation programs previously operated by Community Blood Services in New Jersey and the Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM) in Pennsylvania. All donations are now sent to the laboratory of Community Blood Services.