Cord Blood Processing Services



Proven processing services, technology, and the assistance our clients need to grow their cord blood banking business.


FULL-SERVICE CORD BLOOD BANKING


Cord For Life® offers extensive experience, a proven processing model, superior  technology, and all the assistance our clients need to grow their cord blood banking business.

Our facility is often utilized as the banking facility used by other cord blood banking brands. Virtual banks allow for national collaboration and flexibility needed for some clients.

We are experienced, technical experts who have developed a leading processing solution that is scientifically proven to deliver optimal stem cell recovery results.  Cord For Life® processing techniques go above and beyond industry requirements. We do more screening/testing than our competitors.



LEADING CORD BLOOD PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY


Our proprietary cord blood processing results in higher quality and quantity of stem cells to help those who may need a stem cell transplant. Our technology is available for license to clients as part of our full-service cord blood banking capabilities.

Most cord blood banks are migrating toward automated processing for faster processing. Cord For Life® is the only cord blood bank provider that uses a non-automated processing technique that saves the most stem cells, reduces red cell contamination and increases cell viability.



PREMIERMAX®


Our PREMIERMAX® process is a powerful combination of PrepaCyteCB®, CryoStor®-CS10, and QC sampling.  Our medical technicians utilize a non-automated processing method to physically separate stem cells from cord blood collections.

  • PrepaCyteCB® removes 98.5% of red blood cells, enabling a lower dose of free hemoglobin to recipients. Independent scientific testing proves that PrepaCyteCB® offers optimum stem cell recovery after thawing.
  • PrepaCyteCB® is mixed with the cord blood  to allow the stem cells to be separated easier, resulting in a higher amount of stem cells.
  • CryoStor®CS10 is a preservative that keeps cells from being damaged. It has less toxicity than other products currently being used by other cord blood banks.


OUR FACILITY


Our facility is utilized as the banking facility used by other cord blood banking brands. Virtual banks allow for national collaboration and flexibility needed for some clients.

We have 7 state of the art cryopreservation storage tanks, which are capable of maintaining 40,000 umbilical cord blood stem cell units. Using liquid nitrogen vapors, these tanks are continuously monitored both manually and electronically to ensure the temperature is maintained at or below -150°C., at all times.

We can process 24 cord blood units along with cord tissue units, simultaneously per shift (3 shifts may be operated per day).

We expanded our lab in 2011 to provide 450 sq. ft. of designated ISO-7 (Class 10,000) laboratory space. In addition, it provides 120 sq. ft. ISO-6 (Class 1,000) research space allowing expansion of our alternative stem cell source process development programs.

Additionally, our Cord Tissue/BioCeutical division has 500 sq. ft. of lab space being currently renovated and satellite lab space of 120 sq. ft.


800-869-8608

info@cordforlife.com


LATEST ARTICLES


October 29, 2021

Cord for Life® ANNOUNCES CORD BLOOD CLINICAL TRIAL Phase I Trial for the Treatment of lower back pain of the Sacroiliac Joint ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL (October 29, 2021) Cord for Life®®, a full-service cord blood bank with over 25 years of experience, today announced plans to conduct a clinical trial to treat lower back pain arising from the Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) using a biological therapeutic derived from umbilical cord blood. The company has […]

August 27, 2020

The results of a Phase I study published in Stem Cell Translational Medicine suggest that it is safe and feasible to infuse stem cells from banked umbilical cord blood into adults following an acute ischemic stroke. This research paves the way for additional studies into the efficacy of umbilical cord blood in treating stroke patients. […]

August 6, 2020

The human umbilical cord is being increasingly recognized by the medical community for its potential in regenerative medicine and cellular therapies. Once discarded as medical waste, the umbilical cord contains valuable stem cells that are now at the forefront of medical research.  Cord blood derived Hematopoietic  Stem Cells (HSCS) are currently approved by the FDA and being used to treat over 80 diseases and cord tissue derived therapies have been approved in the […]

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Deborah A. Sardone

Ms. Sardone has over 30 years of clinical laboratory experience as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist and Supervisor, including over 25 years with Central Florida Regional Hospital (CFRH). She was Supervisor of Quality Assurance, Safety and Education at CFRH for 11 years, held the positions of Blood Bank Supervisor for 11 years, and Hematology Supervisor for 1 year. She has participated in both sides of the inspection process, serving on the College of American Pathologists Inspection team for CAP Hospital Accreditation in Florida, and assisting in receiving accreditation by The Joint Commission (TJC), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the inspections of the clinical laboratory. Ms. Sardone is licensed by the State of Florida as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist in Immunohematology, Hematology, Serology and Clinical Chemistry. She is a certified Clinical Laboratory Technologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Ms. Sardone serves as Manager of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Cord For Life, Inc. overseeing all licensing and regulatory agencies to ensure that the highest quality in all aspects of cord blood collection, processing, and storage is maintained.  Ms. Sardone has been with Cord For Life for over 5 years of dedicated service. Her skills and knowledge in blood banking and quality assurance have enabled her to establish, implement and maintain a superior quality system that meets and exceeds all standards and regulatory requirements for Cord For Life, Inc.

Personal Background:

  • Sardone is a graduate of The City University of New York in Medical Laboratory Technology.
  • Sardone is licensed in Florida as a Clinical Medical Technologist and she is nationally recognized as ASCP Certified.
  • Sardone enjoys photography and dancing.

Donald Hudspeth

Mr. Hudspeth has over 28 years of clinical laboratory experience as a certified Medical Technologist (ASCP), including ten years with the University of North Carolina Hospitals and 18 years with Cord for Life. Mr. Hudspeth is licensed by the State of Florida as a Clinical Laboratory Supervisor in Immunohematology, Hematology, Serology, Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Pathology and Microbiology as well as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist and has completed the AABB Certification in Cellular Therapies through George Washington University.

Mr. Hudspeth is a registered Technologist with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and a member of the Cord Blood Association. He has also enjoyed teaching Immunology to Clinical Laboratory Science and medical school students at UNC while working in the UNCH clinical labs.  Mr. Hudspeth is an Eagle Scout with 5 palms and has served numerous volunteer positions within the local Scouts BSA Troop and Pack.

Personal Background:

  • Mr. Hudspeth received his Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • “Eagle Scout with Five Palms”
  • Avid golfer with a 14 handicap.

Kelli Cable

Ms. Cable has 35+ years – experience in Office, Management, Human Resources, & Customer Service. As the Director of Administration and Client Services, Ms. Cable joined Cord for Life in December 2006, and has assisted in providing more efficient and effective ways to ease the enrollment process, as well as obtaining and establishing excellent customer care during the enrollment and donation period; for our Storage and Donation customers.

Personal Background:

  • Mrs. Cable is married and has two boys.
  • In 1994, Ms. Cable moved to Orlando from Boulder, Colorado.
  • Has a passion for travel and enjoys watching NFL games, cheering on her favorite team, the Denver Broncos.

Sara Irrgang, M.D

During the last two years of Medical School, Dr. Irrgang was in the United States Navy 1915 Ensign Program and completed a clerkship at the Naval Hospital at Charleston, South Carolina as well as a research clerkship at the Naval Aerospace Institute at Pensacola, Florida. Dr. Irrgang completed her four year Pathology residency at Baylor University Medical Center, and her internship at the University District Hospital, Rio Piedras in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Currently, Dr. Irrgang is Board Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and licensed in the states of South Carolina, Texas, New Jersey and Florida and she is an Associate Medical Examiner at the District Nine Medical Examiners Office. Dr. Irrgang is a fellow at numerous organizations including; The College of American Pathologists, National Association of Medical Examiners, Florida Association of Medical Examiners, Seminole County Medical Society, and the Florida Medical Society.

Personal Background:

  • Dr. Irrgang received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of South Carolina.
  • Attended the Medical College of South Carolina at Charleston where she earned a Medical Doctorate Degree.
  • Dr. Irrgang has a passion for breeding show horses
  • Dr. Irrgang is a 4-H leader in Lake County, Florida
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