Cord Blood donation in the Chicago area is remarkably organized compared to some other areas of the US. The bank serving the southern part of Illinois is included here, as well. Parents wishing to privately store their baby’s cord blood can contact the national chains like Viacord for donation centers.
The Chicago Community Cord Blood Bank, an affiliate of the University of Chicago Hospitals, accepts cord blood from qualified donors delivering their baby at a hospital in the Chicago metropolitan area (a 50- to 75 mile radius of the hospital). Approximately 40 cord blood samples are collected and banked each month. Qualified mothers may donate their babyÕs cord blood at no cost. For more information call 773-702-2871.
Chicago Area Hospitals participating in Cord Blood Services (800-486-0680) and The St. Louis Cord Blood Bank (SLCBB) include:
Gateway Regional Medical Center
Granite City, IL St. Louis Cord Blood Bank
Maryville, IL St. Louis Cord Blood Bank
Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
Mattoon, IL St. Louis Cord Blood Bank
Quincy, IL St. Louis Cord Blood Bank