Umbilical cord blood units are made available for research studies intended to improve patient outcomes, as stated in the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005, Public Law 109-129, and the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2010, Public Law 111-264.
Cord blood banks providing cord blood units for research vary in their requirements regarding use for studies and cost of the units. Most banks will ship units anywhere within the United States.
To acquire cord blood units for pre-clinical or clinical research, contact one of these banks, which are listed alphabetically by state.
Children's Hospital of Orange County
Telephone: 714-509-9006 Fax: (714) 509-4277
San Diego Blood Bank
Telephone: (619) 400-8320 Fax: (619) 296-5271
Telephone: (626) 646-2500 Fax: (626) 430-5797
The Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program (UCBCP)
Telephone: (toll-free)844-734-cord (2673) (direct) 916-703-9316
University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank, ClinImmune Labs
Telephone: (303) 724-1247
The Institute For Transfusion Medicine
Telephone: (412) 209-7479 Fax: (412) 209-7408
J.P. McCarthy Cord Stem Cell Bank at the Karmanos Cancer Institute
Telephone: (313) 576-8863 Fax: (313) 576-8766
Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke University Medical Center
Telephone: (919) 668-1119 Fax: (919) 668-1183
Cleveland Cord Blood Center
Telephone: (216) 896-0360 Fax: (216) 896-0320
Cord blood specimens for non-clinical scientific research studies are also available through the Cord Blood Transplantation (COBLT) Study, funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Research Studies: Cord Blood Clinical Trials