Upstate Cord Blood Bank
Upstate Medical University officially opened the Upstate Cord Blood Bank (UCBB) on February 9, 2017.
The $15 million, 20,000 sq ft facility features a state-of-the-art processing laboratory and cryogenic storage containers that can store nearly 14,500 cord blood units. The building is located on Upstate’s Community Campus, home to the Regional Perinatal Center, which offers advance perinatal care to patients throughout Upstate New York. There are 20,000 births per year in Central New York state.
The UCBB will collect, test, process, store and distribute umbilical cord blood donated by families throughout central New York to be used by those in need of life-saving medical treatments and for medical research.
Participating hospitals, as of June 2019:
- Upstate University Hospital - Community Campus, Syracuse, NY
- Crouse Health, Syracuse, NY