About Upstate Cord Blood Bank

A 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit Public Donation Center

Upstate Cord Blood Bank

Upstate Cord Blood Bank is the only public cord bank in upstate New York State. We are also among the 25 cord banks in the U.S that accept cord blood donations.  You can find our state-of-the-art facility located on the same campus as Upstate Community Hospital.

We conduct various testing and determine if the donated cord blood unit is appropriate for processing, cryopreservation, storage, and distribution.  We also send cord blood units to medical researchers with the consent of the donor to be used in clinical trials.  Future expansion will include collections from other CNY hospitals and an option for Family Banking.

Since the Upstate Cord Blood Bank opened in 2017, we have received donations from over 1,100 CNY families.  Adding more cord blood units from those of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds increases the likelihood that patients in need of life-saving transplants will find a match.

We are dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for people suffering from serious medical conditions.  Donating your cord blood to the Upstate Cord Blood Bank can help patients in need of life-saving transplants. Your little miracle could be someone else’s miracle!