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|Genetics Web Sites - Cord Blood|
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Cord Blood Links
At present, there is no coordinated nation-wide donor system for cord blood as there are for whole blood, bone marrow, kidneys and other organs for transplantation. The American Red Cross has cord blood collection programs in Portland, OR; San Diego, CA; St. Paul, MI; Columbus, OH; and Worchester, MA. Fifteen to 20 other programs will begin operations by 2002.
The Children's Hospital Oakland Sibling Donor Cord Blood Program at http://www.siblingcordblood.org./ is a non-profit program, funded by the National Institutes of Health. We facilitate the collection, transportation and storage of umbilical cord blood free of charge for eligible families. Most of our collections are done for families who are caring for a child with a transplant-treatable disease (such as sickle cell anemia, thalassemia or leukemia) and are expecting another child.
We offer free cord blood services to families who currently have a child
Cord blood banks: http://www.marrow.org/NMDP/cord_blood_bank_list.html - a nationalpublic cord blood bank in California
A Parent's Guide To Choosing a Private Cord Blood Bank at http://www.his.com/~fverter/ - an unbiased review for parents about private cord blood banking .
Atlanta Resource - Cryo-Cell http://www.cryo-cell.com/ CryoCell will help defray costs for sickle cell parents who are interested
FamilyCord offers private cord blood storage and has over 30 years of cryopreservation experience. We also have programs that may be beneficial to sickle cell anemia patients including a public donation option and an immediate needs transplant program, which makes free cord blood banking available to families in need of treatment. Please refer to the following pages for more information: Home page: http://www.familycord.com
Immediate need transplant: http://www.familycord.com/immediateneeds.cfm
Public donation option: http://www.familycord.com/faq_publicdonation.cfm
Stem Cell Transplant Review by CIGNA Insurance Company at http://www.cigna.com/customer_care/healthcare_professional/coverage_positions/medical/mm_0464_coveragepositioncriteria_stem_cell_transplant_sickle_cell_disease.pdf