CHICAGO
5505 Pearl street
rosemont, il 60018

(877) 448-2673
cbinfochi@itxm.org

Western PA
501 Martindale street
pittsburgh, pa 15212

(412) 209-7479
cbinfopgh@itxm.org
  About Us  
  The Institute For Transfusion Medicine Clinical Services, ITxMCS, Cord Blood Services is a not-for-profit umbilical cord blood donor bank serving Western PA area hospitals (PA) and Chicago area hospitals (IL).

The ITxMCS Cord Blood Bank accepts altruistic donations of cord blood after the birth of healthy babies. In accordance with the Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Education and Donation Act (House Bill No. 874 enacted 6/08 in Pennsylvania) and the Umbilical Cord Blood Donation Act (in Illinois), there is no charge to the donor from the Bank, Hospital or Physician, nor is there payment. These donations are registered with the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) to be made available to patients already in need of blood forming cells. Most of the cord blood transplants that have been performed have been for children with leukemia, but children and adults are currently being transplanted for a variety of hematological malignancies. As there is ongoing research in the cord blood field, these donations have the potential to help with other disorders.

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