Centers Specializing in Cord
Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
Duke University Medical Center
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
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
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
Articles geared towards
"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
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
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 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.
CorCell: preserving umbilical cord blood