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Cord Blood Bank

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Accreditation & Partnerships

In June 2013, LifeSouth Cord Blood Bank became the fifth public cord blood bank in the country to receive FDA licensure, and the first and only in Florida, Georgia and Alabama where we currently operates. Cord blood collections are performed by hospital staff, physicians and nurses. All cord blood units donated to LifeSouth Cord Blood Bank are listed with the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) on the Be The Match Registry*. LifeSouth Cord Blood Bank is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

Transplant Centers & Researchers

LifeSouth Cord Blood Bank is an FDA-licensed and FACT-accredited public cord blood bank committed to providing the highest quality cord blood units for stem cell transplantation and other clinical use. The following resources are available for your convenience:

Technical Resources

  • Thaw/wash protocol
  • Cord blood package insert
  • Accreditation, licensure and testing
  • FDA licensure letter
  • FDA registration
  • CLIA certification
  • FACT accreditation
  • Blood donor screening tests performed
  • Cord blood products for research

Not every cord blood donation meets the rigorous criteria to be banked for clinical use. LifeSouth Cord Blood Bank maximizes the use of each donation by providing non-clinical cord blood units and byproducts to qualified researchers working to advance medicine.

Please contact LifeSouth Cord Blood Bank with inquiries about obtaining cord blood products for your study or project at cordblood@lifesouth.org.

Our Hospital Partners

LifeSouth currently collects umbilical cord blood at 14 hospitals in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia.

 

Alabama

  • Baptist Medical Center East
  • Baptist Medical Center South
  • Brookwood Medical Center
  • East Alabama Medical Center
  • USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital
  • Jackson Hospital
  • Regional Medical Center
  • Mobile Infirmary
  • Thomas Hospital

Florida

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • North Florida Regional Medical Center
  • UF Health Shands Hospital

Georgia

  • Piedmont Henry Hospital

Partner with LifeSouth Cord Blood Bank to save lives

Your hospital can help. We want to increase donor diversity by partnering with hospitals in the Southeast with high minority birth rates. Your participation is the only way we can reach our goal.

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