Carolinas Cord Blood Bank

History

1997:
The CCBB is established with the support of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of the Cord Blood Transplantation Study (COBLT).

1998:
The CCBB begins collecting and banking cord blood units.

2003:
The CCBB becomes a National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) member bank. This membership enables additional funding streams and a direct path for registering and distributing cord blood units.

2005:
The CCBB receives FACT accreditation.

2006:
The CCBB becomes a National Cord Blood Inventory (NCBI) bank, when it was awarded one of the six original NCBI contracts to collect and bank cord blood units to increase the number of publicly available, high quality cord blood units for transplantation and research.

2008:
The CCBB becomes a member of Netcord.

2010:
A kit-based umbilical cord blood pilot donation program is implemented. The program enables mothers who do not deliver at a CCBB cord blood collection site to donate their baby’s cord blood by using a kit.

2011:
The CCBB has consented over 100,000 mothers to donate their baby’s cord blood.

2012:
The CCBB receives approval of its BLA application from the FDA.

Through the years, CCBB has been financially supported by institutions such as the NIH, The American Red Cross, the National Marrow Donor Program, The Health Services Research Administration and Duke University Medical Center. CCBB is currently a NMDP member bank and distributes all cord blood units for transplantation through the NMDP.