WHO WE ARE

One of only eight FDA-licensed cord blood centers in the U.S., the Cleveland Cord Blood Center (CCBC) collects, processes, stores and distributes stem-cell rich umbilical cord blood for transplantation in patients with life-threatening disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma and immune system disorders. The broad diversity of families served by our hospital collection sites in Northeast Ohio, Atlanta, San Francisco and San Leandro, California help us support a diverse population’s unmet needs. In addition, CCBC cord blood units are used by our researchers as well as others around the country to explore and advance umbilical cord blood’s potential as life-saving cell therapies. Our dedication to quality, collaboration and innovation is helping to establish us as a national leader in the field of umbilical cord blood cellular therapies. We are saving lives, enhancing health and expanding knowledge one birth at a time.

BENEFITS OF CORD BLOOD DONATION
Cord blood-derived stem cells are a source of blood cell-forming (hematopoietic) stem cells with the potential to treat patients with life-threatening blood disorders. Read on to learn more about how cord blood donations can make a lifesaving difference, and meet survivors whose lives were changed after receiving a cord blood transplant.
DONATE CORD BLOOD
Donating your baby’s cord blood offers the potential to save someone’s life or advance research in the exploration of umbilical cord blood’s expanding untapped potential as a cell therapy treatment. Interested in learning how you can become a cord blood donor? Find more information here.
RESEARCH
Cleveland Cord Blood Center scientists are conducting innovative research in the development of stem cell treatments to address unmet medical needs in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and those with wound healing issues. Learn more about our new therapeutic approaches.
ANNOUNCING OUR NEWEST COLLECTION SITE!
Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center, in partnership with the Cleveland Cord Blood Center, now offers expectant parents the opportunity to donate their babies’ umbilical cord blood, which is critical for life-saving treatments. Read about the new location HERE.
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS SHARE DEDICATION
In celebration of World Cord Blood Day, two health care professionals explain why they are so dedicated to facilitating cord blood donation. Listen HERE.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE CCBC CONNECTIONS NEWS FOR OUR LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS
A report on our newest collection site, announcement of a new partnership and mentoring of next generation cord blood advocates is all on the pages of this quarterly newsletter. Read on!

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