Public Cord Blood Banking

Public cord blood banking is a very similar service to stanard blood banking. Public cord blood banks will accept a cord blood donation from anyone and will then use a registry like the National Marrow Donor Program to find a stem cell recipient. Unlike private cord blood banking like ViaCord and Cord Blood Registry, you should not count on ever retrieving the cord blood that you donated. There is a lot of debate on private vs public cord blood banking, but ultimately it will come down to your own personal beliefs.

Public Cord Blood Banking = Public Good

The umbilical cord blood is is rich in stem cells that can be used in life saving transplant medicine. Public cord blood banks only keep the stem cells as the red blood cells are actually removed from the cord blood during processing. For this reason, you can more accurately think of public cord blood banks as public stem cell banks where the community is investing in public cord blood banking for the common good.

Please click on a link below to view a public cord blood banking organization or scroll to the bottom to view hospitals and public cord blood banks in your state.

Public Cord Blood Bank

Location 

States Served 

Carolinas Cord Blood Bank 
(919) 668-1119

2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710

Georgia

102 Chestnut Ridge Road 
Montvale, NJ 07645 

New Jersey, Pennsylvania 

LifeCord 
888-795-2707

4039 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL 32607

Alabama, Florida, Georgia

12705 E. Montview Blvd, Suite 250 
Aurora, CO 80045 

Arizona, California

CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank 
(888) 267-3873

1991 Summit Park Drive, Suite 2000
Orlando, FL 32810

Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan

StemCyte
866-389-4659

13800 Live Oak Ave 
Baldwin Park, CA 91706 

California

San Diego Blood Bank 
(800) 469-7322

3636 Gateway Center Ave., Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92102

California

1201 W La Veta Ave 
Orange, CA 92868 

California

New York Blood Center 
(866) 767-6227

45-01 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11101

Georgia, New York, Virginia

25001 Emery Road Suite 150 
Cleveland, Ohio 44128 

Georgia, Ohio

Carolinas Cord Blood Bank 
(919) 668-1119

2301 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710

Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina

1319 Punahou Street 
Honolulu, Hawaii 96826 

Hawaii 

St. Louis Cord Blood Bank 
(888) 453-2673

3662 Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Illinois, Kansas, Missouri

5505 Pearl Street 
Rosemont, IL 60018 

Illinois, Pennsylvania 

Lifeforce Cryobanks 
(800) 869-8608

270 Northlake Boulevard Suite 1012
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts

LifebankUSA
(877) 543-3226

45 Horsehill Road 
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 

Illinois, Indiana 

1036 Fuller NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Michigan

1840 Old Spanish Trail 
Houston, TX 77054 

Michigan, Texas 

4100 John R
Detroit, Michigan 48201

Michigan

102 Chestnut Ridge Road 
Montvale, NJ 07645 

New Jersey, Pennsylvania 

Bloodworks Northwest 
(206) 292-6500

921 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Oregon, Washington

Gencure: Texas Cord Blood Bank
(855) 326-5764 x1865

6211 IH 10 West
 
San Antonio, TX 78201 

Texas 

Please click on a link below to view the hospitals and public cord blood banking organizations in your state.

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