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Centers Specializing in Cord Blood Donation:

  • Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
    Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
    Duke University Medical Center
    Box 3350
    Durham, NC 27710
    (919) 668-1115 or (919) 668-1117

  • UCLA Umbilical Cord Blood Bank
    A public cord blood bank whose purpose is to support bone marrow transplants by banking cord blood from a variety of ethnic groups. They have full-time education and collection staff located at a number of Los Angeles-area hospitals including: UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Daniel Freeman Medical Center and Garfield Medical Center.

  • The Caitlin Raymond International Registry
    The University of Massachusetts Medical Center is a comprehensive resource for patients and physicians conducting a search for unrelated bone marrow or cord blood donor. The Registry accesses more than 2.2 million donors internationally (not including the donor panel of the U.S. National Marrow Donor Program).
  • The St. Louis Cord Blood Bank at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital /Saint Louis University
    The St. Louis Cord Blood Bank is a nonprofit organization that collects and stores umbilical cord blood to help treat cancer, blood and immune diseases. Blood is collected from hospitals in a 150-mile radius around St. Louis.
  • Placental Blood Program of the New York Blood Center
    The Fred H. Allen Laboratory of Immunogenetics
    The New York Blood Center
    310 East 67th Street
    New York, NY 10021
  • The Elie Katz Umbilical Cord Blood Program
    Stem Cell Laboratory
    970 Linwood Avenue West
    Paramus NJ, 07652

Articles Pertaining to Cord Blood Donation:

Articles geared towards healthcare professionals:

  • "Outcome of Cord-Blood Transplantation from Related and Unrelated Donors"
    From The New England Journal of Medicine, August 7, 1997, Vol. 337, No.6. This article addresses cord-blood banks increased use of cord-blood transplantation in patients with hematologic disorders. A registry has been established containing information on the outcome of cord-blood transplantation. Methods, results and conclusions are demonstrated that cord blood is a feasible alternative source of hematopoietic stem cells for pediatric and some adult patients with major hematologic disorders, particularly if the donor and the recipient are related.

  • "Outcomes among 562 Recipients of Placental-Blood Transplants from Unrelated Donors"
    From The New England Journal of Medicine, November 26, 1998, Vol. 339, No. 22. This article addresses a program for banking, characterizing, and distributing placental blood, (also called umbilical-cord blood), for transplantation providing grafts for 562 patients between August 24, 1992, and January 30, 1998. Methods, results and conclusions are demonstrated that placental blood is a useful source of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells for bone marrow reconstitution.

For Profit Cord Blood Banks:

These organizations serve those interested in saving their baby's own cord blood cells for their own use. Fees are applicable and should be discussed with the center.

  • Cord Blood Registry
    The largest cord blood registry in the United States. Here, expected parents may fill out a form for enrollment information on-line, or call their toll free number (1-888-267-3256, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST). Once they receive the enrollment forms, your baby's cord blood donation kit will be mailed within 48 hours. Banking fees are applicable, and discussed in detail on this site.
  • New England Cord Blood Bank
    A subsidiary of New England Cryogenic Center.
  • Lifebank
    Lifebank is a biotechnology and biomedical service company located in Northern New Jersey. It is dedicated to the science of umbilical cord blood banking and cryo-preservation (freezing). If you are an expectant parent, or are considering having a child, this bank can preserve your baby's cord blood after birth, giving your child "biological insurance" in the event that your child ever becomes sick and may need a stem cell (bone marrow) transplant. Fees apply.
  • California Cryobank, Inc.
  • Cryo-cell International
  • CorCell: preserving umbilical cord blood


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