What is a Cord Blood Bank?

It's a facility that stores your children's Umbilical Cord Blood for later use. 

Why store umbilical cord blood?

What is it used for?

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ViaCord

930 Winter Street
Waltham, MA 02451

 

For nearly 20 years, ViaCord's mission has been to provide the highest quality stem cell preservation service and care to our patients, families, and their physicians. We believe these words are much more than just a promise. They are the commitment we live by.

 

Evercord

921 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 9810

Evercord uses the laboratory of the public bank BloodworksNW. The laboratory was founded in 1944, has been banking cord blood for 20 years, has released over 1,000 cord blood units for transplant to more than 100 hospitals around the world, and is accredited by AABB.

 

Cord Blood Registry

611 Gateway Blvd (Suite 820) South
San Francisco, CA 94080

 

Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) is the world's largest newborn stem cell company. CBR is dedicated to advancing the clinical application of newborn stem cells by partnering with leading research institutions to establish FDA-regulated clinical trials, requiring CBR processed cord blood, for conditions that have no cure today.

 

Cryo-Cell

700 Brooker Creek Blvd.
Oldsmar FL 34677

 

Cryo-Cell International, the world's first family cord blood bank, provides premier cord blood stem cell cryopreservation service. Cryo-Cell acquired the CORD:USE public bank in June 2018 and continues to operate their network of cord blood donation hospitals.

 

New England Cord Blood Bank

500 Donald J. Lynch Blvd.
Marlborough, MA 01752

 

New England Cord Blood Bank (NECBB), an affiliate of New England Cryogenic Center, is a private, family owned and operated cord blood bank. As pioneers in the industry with over 40 years of experience, NECBB is recognized as a global leader in the cryopreservation of cord blood and umbilical cord tissue serving countries worldwide.

 

LifebankUSA

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.

 

StemCyte

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. BloodworksNW 921 Terry Avenue., Seattle Bloodworks Northwest (formerly Puget Sound Blood Center) collects cord blood donations directly in Washington state, and also receives donations from Hawaii.

 

MiracleCord

75 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 3100 Chicago, IL 60611

 

MiracleCord is a family cord blood bank with laboratory facilities that are AABB-accredited for both cord blood and cord tissue banking.

 

FamilyCord

11915 La Grange Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90025

FamilyCord is a physician-founded leader in cord blood and cord tissue banking that is guided by the highest scientific and ethical standards.

 

Americord

139 Fulton St #707

New York, NY 10038

Maze Cord Blood Laboratories

2975 Westchester Avenue,

Purchase, NY 10577

 

MAZE is not AABB-accredited, they are a marketing company that sub-contracts to the AABB accredited laboratory at Community Blood Services in Montvale, NJ.

 

AlphaCord

1777 Northeast Expressway NE Suite 180 Atlanta, GA 30329

 

Atlanta Celebration Stem Cell Centre

3495 South Mercy Rd.

Gilbert, AZ 85297

 

The Celebration Stem Cell Centre (CSCC), offers both public donation and private "family banking" of umbilical cord blood.  All cord blood collections are processed according to the highest standards in the industry in a new, state-of-the art facility located in Gilbert, Arizona.  The public cord blood donation program is funded by the private "family banking" program and private philanthropy.

 

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.

 

ClinImmune

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 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.

 

CryoCyte

1533 E. Northfield Dr.,46112 , Brownsburg

 

CryoCyte is a service of Cryopoint LLC biorepository. CryoCyte has been privately banking cord blood for over 12 years.

 

Family Link

231 East Chestnut Street 

Louisville, KY 40202

 

Family Link is a program of Norton Healthcare, a not-for-profit organization which operates dozens of hospitals throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.   The cord blood banking program only accepts clients within a 4 hour driving distance of metro Louisville.  Their lab is based at Norton Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Gencure: Texas Cord Blood Bank

First Park Ten Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78213

 

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

 

Michigan Blood

1036 Fuller NE. PO Box 1704, Grand Rapids Michigan

Michigan Blood mails the cord blood donation kit to the expectant mother but only accepts collections from deliveries at selected hospitals.

 

OneBlood

10100 Dr Martin Luther King Jr St N.
Saint Petersburg, FL

 

OneBlood was born from the merger of three major Florida blood centers in Jan 2012. OneBlood serves the blood transfusion needs of about 80% of Florida's population and is the nation's third largest blood program.

 

PacifiCord

185 Technology Drive,CA 92618

 

Irvine PacifiCord, a family cord blood bank in Irvine, CA, uses optimal processing and storage technology for long-term cord blood stem cell cryopreservation.

 

San Diego Cord Blood Bank

3636 Gateway Center Avenue., San Diego

 

The San Diego Cord Blood Bank has received funding from the California Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP) that enables them to  collect donations.

 

Stem Cell Cryobank

10301 Hagen Ranch Road,FL 33437

 

Boynton Beach Stem Cell Cryobank is an AABB accredited & FDA registered facility that processes and stores cord blood and adult stem cells since 2003. The Stem Cell Cryobank is affiliated with the South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute (bmscti.org).

 

Montvale Vitalant

102 Chestnut Ridge Road

Montvale, NJ 07645

 

Montvale Vitalant New Jersey (formerly Community Blood Services) can accept cord blood donations without pre-registration at participating hospitals that have on-site staff.  Donations are also accepted from certain hospitals via partnerships with local charities.

Help for families in need << Free cord blood banking is available to parents if a close relative of the baby has a case of medical need. >> A "case of medical need" means that a person in the family has been diagnosed with one of the diseases for which a cord blood transplant is a standard therapy, such as leukemia or thalassemia. Families who can provide documentation from a doctor that an immediate relative of the baby has a diagnosis on this list can generally receive free cord blood banking from a charity program. These "case of need" charity programs are at the discretion of individual cord blood banks. Both public and private cord blood banks usually offer "case of need" programs, but with one important difference: Public banks only offer help if a full sibling of the baby needs a cord blood transplant. Family banks will offer help if either a sibling or a parent of the baby needs a cord blood transplant. Finally, there are a few programs that are specially designed to help children who are born at high risk of certain conditions.   Select your country Public Banks - Sibling Directed Donation Programs Cord Blood Bank Eligible Family Needs Covered Carolinas Cord Blood Bank 919-668-1116 Siblings Cord Blood Transplants Cord for Life Imminent Need 1-800-869-8608 or info@cordforlife.com Siblings Cord Blood Transplants LifebankUSA Family in Need Program 1-877-543-3226 Siblings Cord Blood Transplants M.D. Anderson Cord Blood Bank 866-869-5111 or cordbloodbank@mdanderson.org Siblings Cord Blood Transplants Puget Sound Blood Center 206-292-1896 or cordblood@psbc.org Siblings Cord Blood Transplants StemCyte public/private bank 866-389-4659 Siblings Cord Blood Transplants Texas Cord Blood Bank 800-292-5534 or cordblood@gencure.org Siblings Cord Blood Transplants   Family Banks - Related Donor Programs Bear in mind that family banks normally charge parents about $2000 initially to process cord blood and about $125 per year thereafter for storage. If you store in a family bank via a case of need charity program, chances are you will receive free processing but you will have to pay storage fees after the first one to five years. Cord Blood Bank Eligible Family Needs Covered Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) Newborn Possibilities 888.CORD.BLOOD Full Sibling or Biological Parent: a 1st-degree blood relative Cord Blood Transplants & Clinical Trials. To date, over 5,000 babies have participated in the program. Evercord Family Connection Program 844-243-5211 Sibling or Parent Cord Blood Transplants FamilyCord Immediate Need Transplant Program 800-490-2673 Sibling or Parent Cord Blood Transplants ViaCord Sibling Connection in partnership with Children's Hospital of Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). 866-861-8435 Siblings Cord Blood Transplants   Programs for High Risk Babies Program Conditions Covered Carolinas Cord Blood Bank 919-668-1116 Babies diagnosed before birth with hydrocephalus and some other conditions can receive free cord blood banking in preparation for cord blood therapy at Duke Medical center. Cord Blood Registry® (CBR®) Newborn Possibilities 888.CORD.BLOOD Newborns who are at risk of developing neurological disorders based on a low Apgar score as well as babies with certain conditions diagnosed prenatally, such as hydrocephalus and hypoplastic left heart syndrome, may qualify for free cord blood banking and 5 years of storage. Miracle Babies Offered in partnership with ViaCord Babies born prior to 34 weeks gestation at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns in San Diego are eligible to receive free storage of their umbilical cord blood and cord tissue.