About Upstate Cord Blood Bank

A Not-for-Profit Public Donation Center

Upstate Cord Blood Bank

Upstate Cord Blood Bank is 1 of only 2 public cord banks in New York State. We are also among the 30 cord banks in the U.S that accept cord blood donations.  You can find our state-of-the-art facility located on the beautiful Upstate Medical University’s Community Campus.

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 470+ CNY families.  Adding more cord blood units from those of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds increases the likelihood that all patients will find the match they need.

We are dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for people suffering from serious medical conditions.  Donating your baby’s cord blood to the Upstate public cord blood bank can help patients get the transplants they need. Your little miracle could be someone else’s cure!