Banks with medical need programs
Cord blood transplants from a close family member have been shown to treat or cure a number of life-threatening illnesses, such as sickle cell anemia and some leukemias. Families with a specific medical need or history of some diseases can receive free or discounted banking. At this time, medical need is defined as a sibling that currently needs a transplant; a sibling that may need a future transplant; or another family member that may need a transplant.
Families can find help at the one-stop Related Donor Cord Blood Program, a part of the National Marrow Donor Program. Patient advocates work one-on-one with affected families to determine eligibility, match families with a program and answer questions about insurance coverage. Call 1-888-999-6743 or send an email to .
- Alpha Cord, LLC
2200 Century Parkway #9
Atlanta, GA 30345
AlphaCord has established the nation's first network of Cord Blood Banks. We have carefully screened and selected laboratories which have a proven history of quality and dedicated service. Each of the Cord Blood Banks in our network provides discounted pricing to AlphaCord. When you register with us, we give you a portion of this discount. This allows AlphaCord to offer you the most trusted names in cord blood preservation at a significant savings. Regardless of where you live, you may use any lab in our network. Bedside pickup and delivery of the cord blood is included in every order.
- Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
Duke Hospital,Durham Regional Hospital, UNC Hospital, Rex Hospital, Western wake Hospital and Womens Hospital of Greensboro
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710
(919) 668-1119, 919-668-1116
Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke University Medical Center is part of the Related Donor Cord Blood Program, promoted by the National marrow Donor Program.See website for a list of collection hospital for The Carolinas Cord Blood Bank.
- Celebrations Stem Cell Center
3495 S. Mercy Road
Gilbert, Az 85297
Celebrations Stem Cell Center will be excepting public cord blood donations from the Phoenix metropolitan area and southern Arizona. Please call 480-722-9963 or visit their web site at www.CelebrationStemCellCentre.com to find out more about their public donation program.
- Celebrations Stem Cell Centre
3491 S. Mercy Road
Gilbert, AZ 85297
Celebrations Stem Cell Centre (CSCC) is a privately owned facility located in gilbert, AZ,. Services include private (family) banking, Public Donation,, audult stem cell processing and banking, genetic counceling amd bone marrow match testing. donated cord blood stem cells are cataloged on a public donor registry that will be available to the medical community around the world. CSCC will meet the ever increasing need for public cord blood by becoming the first faciltiy in Arizona to work with hospitals throughout the state to process and bank umbilical cord blood. parents now have the option to to privately bank or donate their baby's cord blood to treat patients and for clinical trial.
- Cord Blood Registry
1200 Bayhill Dr., Suite 301
San Bruno, CA 94066
About Cord Blood Registry Cord Blood Registry® (CBR) is the world’s largest and most experienced family cord blood bank. The company has consistently led the industry in technical innovations and safeguards more than 375,000 cord blood collections for individuals and their families. CBR was the first family bank accredited by AABB and the company’s quality standards have been recognized through ISO 9001:2008 certification—the global business standard for quality. CBR has also released more client cord blood units for specific therapeutic use than any other family cord blood bank. Our research and development efforts are focused on helping the world’s leading clinical researchers advance regenerative medical therapies. Cbr also has a Designated Transplant Program for families in need that is free of charge. For more information, visit www.cordblood.com.
- Cord Blood Registry (CBR) Designated Transplant Program
1200 Bayhill Drive Suite 301
San Bruno, CA 94066
One of the founding principles of CBR was to ensure that a portion of the business is always focused on giving back. To fulfill this commitment, CBR developed a concept for a medical-needs-based cord blood banking program and introduced it to the market in 1996 a year after the company was established. The program, which is called the CBR Designated Transplant Program (DTP), offers free cord blood banking and ensures access to genetically-related cord blood stem cells to families where a first or second-degree relative (often a sibling) to the infant being born has been diagnosed with a condition where stem cell therapy is a treatment option. To date, more than 2,000 families have enrolled in this free program. CBR's DTP covers the more than 70 diseases that are treatable by stem cells, including sickle-cell anemia and acute and chronic types of leukemia.
Recently, the federal government introduced a similar program. Outlined as a provision in the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, the Related Donor Cord Blood Program is also designed to collect and store cord blood at no cost to a family where a first-degree relative has been diagnosed with a condition that can benefit from transplantation. This publicly-funded program is authorized as a three-year demonstration project and is being coordinated by the NMDP (National Marrow Donor Program) at the direction of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
1991 Summit Park Drive, suite 2000
Orlando, Fl 32810
1 888 CORDUSE (267 3873), 1-407-667-4844
CORD:USE Family Cord Blood Bank utilizes stringent processes, highly advanced technologies and high quality practices as guided by the CORD:USE team of the world’s leading cord blood physicians and scientists to protect your family’s cord blood. CORD:USE is obstetrician led and directed by an unparalleled team of the world’s leaders in cord blood banking, research and transplantation. The CORD:USE team of cord blood leaders and experts have experience with thousands of cord blood transplants and are recognized as many of the world’s foremost cord blood experts. For more information regarding the CORD:USE Team of Cord Blood Experts, click here. CORD:USE Family Cord Blood Bank will protect your family’s cord blood at a state-of-the-art laboratory at which your baby’s cord blood will be processed and stored using the same type of high quality cord blood banking practices and technology that are utilized with our public cord blood bank which places units into the federally created public cord blood inventory. We know that expectant parents choose family cord blood banking because they want to do everything they can to protect their family. That’s why CORD:USE Family Cord Blood Bank will utilize what its team of world leaders believe are the best processes and technology in order to do everything we can to protect their families’ cord blood. CORD:USE Public Cord Blood Bank, a leader in cord blood banking, is creating a large, ethnically diverse, high quality inventory of available umbilical cord blood stem cell units for the many patients in need of a potentially life-saving transplant. CORD:USE has entered into agreements with hospitals across the country to provide mothers the option to donate their babies’ cord blood. CORD:USE makes these cord blood units available to transplanters, throughout the country and around the world, as a critical component in the treatment of over 80 life-threatening diseases. CORD:USE has received the prestigious accreditation from the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). CORD:USE lists its cord blood units on the National Marrow Donor Program’s (NMDP) Registry. CORD:USE has also been awarded a contract by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand the supply of cord blood units for the National Cord Blood Inventory.
- LifeBank USA
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
LifeBank USA is the only company that offers cord blood, placenta blood and tissue banking—and the first to release placental blood-derived stem cells for a successful transplant—we are proud to be technological leaders in a field that is helping so many families, and poised to help countless others. We enable you to bank more of the stem cells shown to increase transplant success and survival, and more mesenchymal-like cells, which may prove to be useful in the emerging field of regenerative medicine. Our strict procedures deliver unsurpassed purity, so you can trust that the stem cells your family banks will be available when you need them most. And you can be secure in the knowledge that our parent company, Celgene Corporation, provides the resources we need to keep doing what we do best: preserving stem cells for generations to come. And, when your bank with Lifebank USA we give you the option to add tissue banking for free. Lifebank USA gives you the most banking possibilities for the most peace of mind. For more information, visit www.lifebankusa.com. Lifebank USA collects donations from anywhere in U.S.A. for medical research. Lifebank USA has just launched a new cord blood donation page informing expectant parents of the program and who is eligible. Please visit http://www.donatecordblood.org/
45 Horsehill Road
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Lifebank USA collects donations from anywhere in U.S.A. for medical research. LifeBank USA has just launched a new site for expectant mothers to find out more about their cord blood donation program. The new page contains information for expectant parents about the LifeBank USA donation program, and who is eligible. To find out more about LifeBank USA's cord blood donation program, please visit http://www.donatecordblood.org/ The Family in Need Program is for families who currently have a child in need of a stem cell transplant, and who are banking a newborn's umbilical cord blood with the intention that it will be used for the sick sibling. In this situation, LifebankUSA will waive all enrollment and storage fees involved with banking the unit for the family. For more information, visit www.lifebankusa.com
- LifeForce Cryobanks
270 Northlake Blvd., Suite 1000
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
LifeForce Cryobanks Provides expert cord blood collecting, processing, banking professionals and scientists for 15 years; leaders in the cord blood community. We are qualified, experienced and technical experts who have successfully helped clients around the world launch and grow successful blood bank organizations and are passionate about our mission to save lives. Lifeforce Cryobanks was the first to accept both private storage and publicly donated cord blood collections from anywhere in the United States. A Leading Provider of Full-Service Cord Blood Banking Lifeforce Cryobanks provides custom and flexible strategic consulting services to help organizations develop and operate high-quality and successful cord blood banks. Our full range of services, including regulatory affairs guidance, technology licensing, operational training and ongoing support, has proved to help our clients realize exceptional growth and ROI. Higher Concentration Of Stem Cells - Proprietary Cryopreservation Each unit is individually processed using our proprietary PremierMaxCB℠ processing system. This non-automated process produces a final unit that contains a higher dosage of stem cells for transplant. Every unit undergoes quality control to measure cell counts prior to and after cryopreservation. At Lifeforce Cryobanks, we are proud to state that every unit transplanted has proven to be viable upon thawing. Click here for more details of our PremierMaxCB℠ Technology. Registries Publicly donated cord blood units are listed with the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), supporting their “Be the Match” campaign as well as the Caitlyn Raymond International Registry. We maintain licenses in the States of California, New York, New Jersey and Maryland. FDA Approved - Exceed Industry & Federal Standards Lifeforce Cryobanks is registered with the FDA and every operation follows the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing and Good Tissue Practices (cGMP/cGTP) producing a safe, potent, pure and quality cell unit. In addition, we follow all the regulatory standards as required by the AABB and the NMDP. These organizations routinely inspect our facility to confirm we adhere to these mandatory regulations. Licensed & Advanced Training Our Technical Experts are licensed Technicians and Technologists. They are thoroughly trained on cord blood methodologies and undergo annual competency evaluations to maintain their excellence in the field. Quality & Passion - We Are Passionate About Our Mission Of Saving Lives Lifeforce Cryobanks truly believes and treats every stem cell unit as a second chance at life. The team is passionate about the lifesaving potential of cord blood and its ablity to help a loved one in need of a stem cell transplant. At Lifeforce Cryobanks, you can rest assured that you have found an industry leader that demands clinical excellence and is dedicated to taking care of your child’s cord blood. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lifeforce Cryobanks
270 Northlake Blvd. Suite # 1012
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Lifeforce Cryobanks also has a Public donation program for expectant mothers who would like to donate their newborns cord blood. To find out more, about the Cord for Life cord blood donation program please contact a Lifeforce Cryobank representitive at email@example.com To find out more information please call LIFEFORCE CRYOBANKS / CORD FOR LIFE CORD BLOOD DONATION PROGRAM at 1800 869 8608 or visit www.cordforlifefoundtion.org.
- M. D. Anderson Cord Blood Bank
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
Participating in the Related Donor Cord Blood Program of the National Marrow Donor Program. The MD Anderson Cord Blood Bank is a public facility that collects, processes and stores umbilical cord blood to provide a life-saving product from something that's normally thrown in the trash. Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after the baby is born. This blood is an important source of stem cells that can be used as an alternative to bone marrow to treat patients with many life-threatening diseases, including cancer. Collecting cord blood poses no danger to either the mother or the baby. As a public Cord Blood Bank, we collect voluntary donations from mothers at several Houston-area hospitals who have given consent. Our inventory is available to transplant facilities worldwide for patients who require stem cell transplantation. Collaborating hospitals include: The Woman's Hospital of Texas Ben Taub General Hospital Memorial Hermann Southwest St. Joseph Medical Center
185 Technology Drive Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92618
1-888-379-CORD (2673), 1-888-379-CORD (2673)
PacifiCord is a HealthBanks Biotech Company, which for nearly 10 years has been a leader in cord blood stem cell processing, storage and research. We are the first family bank in the world to adopt the optimum methods and technologies of the world's leading public cord blood programs, thus setting a new standard, to which few, if any other family banks have yet to follow.
- Puget Sound Blood Center
921 Terry Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Is part of the Related Donor Cord Blood Program of the National Marrow Donor Program. Donor Centers Select the most convenient donation center for a map and driving directions. You can also make an appointment online or by calling 1-800-398-7888. Bellevue Center 1021 112th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004 425-453-4011 Bellingham Center 1125 E Sunset Drive Bellingham, WA 98226 360-671-8848 Central Seattle 921 Terry Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 206-292-6500 Everett Center 2703 Oakes Avenue Everett, WA 98201 425-740-2909 Federal Way Center 1414 S 324TH Street Suite B101 Federal Way, WA 98003 253-945-8660 Lynnwood Center 19723 Highway 99, Suite F Lynnwood, WA 98036 425-412-1000 Olympia Center 1220 Eastside Street SE Olympia, WA 98501 360-352-1100 North Seattle Center 10357 Stone Avenue N Seattle, WA 98133 206-526-1970 Silverdale Center 3230 NW Randall Way Silverdale, WA 98383 360-337-1985 Tukwila Center 130 Andover Park E Tukwila, WA 98188 206-241-6300 Vancouver, WA Donor Center Southwest Washington Blood Program 9320 NE Vancouver Mall Blvd, Suite 100 Vancouver, WA 98662 360-567-4800
- Sibling Donor Cord Blood Program at Childrens Hospital Oakland Research Institute
5700 Martin Luther King Jr. way
Oakland, CA 94609-1673
1 866 668-4895, 1 510 450-7605
Sibling Donor Cord Blood Program provides free banking for a full family member with a need for transplant. Contact Viacord for more information @ 1 866 668-4895
- South Texas Cord Blood Bank
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center
6211 IH 10 West at First Park Ten
San Antonio, TX 78201
800-292-5534 option 8, 210 731-5555
Participates in the related Donor Cord Blood Program of the National Marrow Donor Program. Specially approved by the Texas legislature and unique in the state, the Texas Cord Blood Bank (TCBB) is a source of ethnically diverse, life-saving umbilical cord blood. TCBB seeks to develop a program that results in the highest quality units that exceed national and international standards. Since immune types are specific to ethnic groups, TCBB is strategically located to collect cord blood units that reflect the rich ethnic diversity of Texas. please see the locations below where you can donate your newborn's umbilical cord blood.
1589 W. Industrial Park St.
Covina, CA 91722
StemCyte 1589 W. Industrial Park St. Covina, CA 91722 866-389-4659 stemcyte.com StemCyte is currently collecting public cord blood donations, with the support of three U.S. government and National Marrow Donor Program grants. Stemcyte collects donations from Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns in San Diego, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach, California, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland Ca., White Memorial Medical Center, Los Angeles and St. John/Providence, Detroit, Michigan.
- StemCyte Family
1589 W Industrial Park St.
Covina, CA 91722-3416
866 783 6298, 866-389-4659
StemCyte, Inc. is a leading, global umbilical cord blood ("UCB") stem cell transplantation and therapeutic products company. StemCyte, headquartered in Southern California has UCB storage facilities in California, Taiwan and India, which collect, process and store UCB stem cells to be used as therapeutic treatments. Stem cells are used to replace or initiate the production of other cells that are damaged or missing due to disease. Unlike embryonic stem cells, which have been the subject of much public controversy, UCB stem cells are harvested from umbilical cords that would otherwise be discarded at the time of childbirth. UCB stem cells are already in clinical use and have been used in over 10,000 transplants worldwide. With an inventory of over 25,000 units, the Company's stem cell bank represents one of the largest and most ethnically diverse sources of high quality unrelated stem cell transplantation products derived exclusively from umbilical cord blood. StemCyte's products are currently being used to treat several patients per week worldwide who suffer from a variety of blood cancers and immune and genetic disorders. Mission Statement: StemCyte is dedicated to helping the world's physicians save more lives by providing high quality, safe and effective stem cell transplantation and therapy to all patients in need. StemCyte has supplied over 1600 cord blood products for over 40 life-threatening diseases to over 278 leading worldwide transplant centers. Visit www.stemcyte.com for related donor cord blood information
245 First St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
The Sibling Connection Program is for families who may need a transplant for a sibling in the future. Call 1.866-861-8435.
Experience matters. And Xytex Cord Blood Bank is built upon more than 30 years’ experience in banking valuable cells and tissues. As a result, our processes and procedures have been developed to provide the best experience and our best expertise to you, our client. A Cryobank Since 1975. Xytex International, the parent company of Xytex Cord Blood Bank, is a global leader in the cryopreservation of cells and tissues. Longevity + Stability. As one of the world’s first cryobanks, we’re not going anywhere. Our longevity and financial stability ensure that we will be here to safeguard your baby’s cord blood stem cells. Service. Welcome to personalized customer service, where our representatives are more than a name and a voice on the line. They’re here to cheer you on and guide you during this most wonderful time in your life. Secure Location. Unlike many other banks, Xytex Cord Blood Bank owns and operates both its processing and storage facilities, which are located within our corporate offices in Augusta, Ga. Pricing. We leverage our assets so that we can offer you a competitive pricing structure and multiple payment options.
Free or discounted collections and transplants are available for those who qualify. Find out more.