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Cord For Life

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Cord for Life accepts MAIL-IN DONATIONS from across the nation. Mothers must register by week 34 of pregnancy.

  • Cord for Life was founded in 1993. 
  • Cord for Life has always been a leader in adopting innovations in cord blood laboratory operations.
  • Cord for Life became the first public bank to accept mail-in donations in 2003, long before any other public banks, and continuing to this day.
  • In 2008 the bank adopted the PrepaCyte-CB processing system for separating stem cells from cord blood. PrepaCyte-CB is the first cord blood processing platform to integrate a separation reagent which causes red cell sedimentation with the use of cryopreservation-ready, functionally closed-bag system.
  • In 2013 the bank adopted the CryoStor serum-free, protein-free cryopreservation media product from BioLife Solutions.

Cord for Life both accepts mail-in donations and maintains traditional donation collection programs at selected hospitals in several states. 

Collection sites, as of January 2023:

  1. Univ. Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  2. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  3. Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  4. Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD 
  5. Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, KS
  6. Olathe Medical Center, Olathe, KS
  7. Centura Castle Rock Adventist Hospital, Castle Rock, CO

Cord for Life receives donations from these hospitals in Indiana and Illinois through a partnership with Life Line Stem Cell:

  1. Community Hospital - Anderson, Anderson IN
  2. Community Hospital - Munster, Munster IN
  3. Community Hospital East - Indianapolis, Indianapolis IN
  4. Community Hospital North - Indianapolis, Indianapolis IN
  5. Community Hospital South - Indianapolis, Indianapolis IN
  6. Deaconess Women's Hospital, Newburgh IN
  7. Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne IN
  8. Franciscan St. Anthony Medical Center - Crown Point, Crown Point IN
  9. Franciscan St. Anthony Medical Center - Michigan City, Michigan City IN
  10. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Lafayette East, Lafayette IN
  11. Franciscan St. Francis Health - Indianapolis, Indianapolis IN
  12. Franciscan St. Francis Health - Mooresville , Mooresville  IN
  13. Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Dyer, Dyer IN
  14. Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Hammond, Hammond IN
  15. Good Samaritan Hospital Vincennes, Vincennes IN
  16. Greene County General Hospital, Linton, IN
  17. IU Health Arnett Hospital, Lafayette IN
  18. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie IN
  19. La Porte Hospital, La Porte IN
  20. Marion General Hospital, Marion, IN
  21. Memorial  Hospital and Healthcare Center, Jasper IN
  22. Methodist Hospitals Northlake, Gary IN
  23. Methodist Hospitals Southlake, Merillville IN
  24. Parkview DeKalb Hospital, Auburn IN
  25. Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso IN
  26. Riverview Health, Noblesville IN
  27. St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago IN
  28. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Mishawaka IN
  29. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Plymouth, Plymouth IN
  30. St. Mary Medical Center Hobart, Hobart IN
  31. Union Hospital, Terre Haute, IN
  32. Franciscan Health Olympia Fields, Olympia Fields IL

Mail-in Donations

Cord for Life became the first public cord blood bank to accept MAIL-IN DONATIONS in 2003. Today Cord for Life both accepts mail-in donations and maintains traditional donation collection programs at selected hospitals in several states.

Contact info

Free: 800-869-8608
Office: 407-834-8333
Adres: 270 Northlake Boulevard, Altamonte Springs FL 32701