Strategic Consulting

Cord for Life® provides comprehensive and flexible Licensing and Strategic Consulting services to help you meet your goals and grow your business. We have deep experience in cord blood banking operations and proven success in helping clients develop and operate successful blood banking organizations in their region.


If you are considering launching a cord blood bank, consider choosing Cord for Life® as your partner. Our track record and expertise are exceptional.  Our scope of services is comprehensive and can be tailored to meet the needs of any project, including:

  • Regulatory Affairs Assistance including Accreditation Guidance

  • Lab Development/Facility Design

  • Proprietary Processing Technique – PremierMaxCB™

  • Technology Training

  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS)

  • Staff Training

  • Quality Assurance Training

  • Strategic Marketing and Brand Identity Development, Launch Strategy & Tactics

  • Ongoing Consulting Services and IT Support


Cord for Life® combines innovative technology with the expertise of scientists and technicians to assist clients in launching and growing successful cord blood banks. 

We offer deep experience (we have been in the cord blood banking business for over 20 years), leading technology, and a proven processing model.  Our team provides clients all the assistance they need to grow their cord blood business.

Our clients have proven results: We demonstrate a healthy growth in units collected and >80% ROI over 5 years.

Note: ROI differs per client and investment level.


Cord for Life® is a leader in umbilical cord blood collections.  We are uniquely positioned to assist organizations around the world with developing and operating premier cord blood banks that deliver exceptional return on their investment.  

We currently have Strategic Consulting clients in India, Greece, Thailand, Ecuador, and the United States.

Custom and flexible strategic consulting services to help our clients develop and operate high-quality and successful cord blood banks.


  • Strong doctor influence over patients’ deciding to bank cord blood
  • Client purchased all equipment through Cord for Life®
  • Cord for Life® assisted client with successful AABB accreditation
  • Opened facility in 2005
  • Estimated annual revenue of over $20M and processed well over 30,000 total units to date
  • ROI of 500%


  • Cord for Life® purchased equipment on behalf of client

  • Cord for Life® assisted client with successful AABB accreditation

  • Opened facility in 2006

  • Estimated annual revenue of over $17M and processed more than 24,000 total units to date.

  • ROI of 400%

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Our purpose is to provide the expectant mothers with information necessary to discover the lifesaving potential of umbilical cord blood.

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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.

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.

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.

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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