Victoria Angel Public Cord Blood Bank accepts donated samples from Toronto-area pregnant parents.
Samples that meet world-wide standards for public banking are processed, stored, and HLA typed. All non-conforming samples are directed to scientific research projects including Hospital for Sick Children, University Health Network and Canadian Blood Services.
Victoria Angel’s samples are listed on World Marrow Donor Association since August 2013. The NMDP (U.S.A.) has issued Victoria Angel’s program with an IND designation making cord blood units available to American patients in need of treatment.