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CBB Survey 2015

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1. General Information
Name of CBBGeneva Cord Blood Bank
CBB DirectorVincent
CBB DirectorKindler
AddressGeneva University Hospital
AddressHematology Service
Address4 Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil
AddressGeneva 14
Phone Number+41 22 372 30 42
Date CBB Started Collecting Cord Blood Units
Number of Public Cord Blood Units1,701
Planned Number of Public Cord Blood Units Stored in 201580
Lists on BMDWYes
Affiliated with National Stem Cell Donor RegistryYes
Registry AffiliationSwiss blood stem cells
2. Cord Blood Units in Inventory
Current Processing MethodVapour+ red auto
Current Processing MethodVapour- red auto
Year Current Process Method Started2007
Percent of Units Plasma and RBC Reduced (automated)100
3. Accreditations, Licenses and Certifications
Competent Authority/ National Health AuthorityYes
Name of Competent AuthorityOFSP/ Swiss medic
Audited by National Stem Cell RegistryYes
4. Cord Blood Collection
Current Collection Practice
Is the collection In/Ex -Utero or both?
Current AntisepticChlorhexidine
Collection BagSingle needle
Agitation during CollectionManual
5. Conditioning/Transport from Collection Site to CBB
Secondary Bag UsedYes
Transport ConditionsQualified transporter
Transport ConditionsInsulating transport container
Transport ConditionsOther: Walking on site
Temp. for Storage and TransportTemperature between +2 to +8ยฐC
6. Pre-Processing Evaluation
Completed Prior to Accepting a CBUMedical history, collection report, informed consent
Completed Prior to Accepting a CBUInterview of parturiรซnte
Method for CD34 RemunerationISHAGE guidelines
External Proficiency Testing for QC of FACS LabUKNEQAS
Post Processing/ Pre Freeze CD34+ Cell CountNo
Time from Collection to Processingup to 48H
7. Processing and Packaging
Pre Freeze Processing Methods- Unit in InventorySEPAX
Pre Freeze Processing Methods- CurrentSEPAX
Additives Currently in UseHES
Current Cryopreservation MethodConventional CRF
Current Cryoprotectant AdditiveDMSO
Current Cryoprotectant AdditiveReady for use DMSO-Dextran
Current CryobagSingle bag 80:20
Current Target Cryopreservation Volume (mL)25.0
Current Packaging for StorageOverwrap
Current Packaging for StorageCanister
Current Packaging for StorageMore than one segment
Current Packaging for StorageAdditional separate segments
8. Testing
Extra Material Currently StoredCord blood material for DNA extraction
Extra Material Currently StoredPlasma/cord blood
Extra Material Currently StoredMaternal material for DNA extraction
Extra Material Currently StoredMaternal plasma/serum
Current Post Processing Threshold for Accepting a CBU for Public Use
Current Post Processing Threshold for Accepting a CBU for Public Use
CD34 (10^6) Single Platform
Current Post Processing Threshold for Accepting a CBU for Public Use
9. Storage
Type of Storage Container UsedConventional storage tank vapor phase
Monitoring of StorageCentralized system remote monitoring
Monitoring of StorageTemperature monitoring
10. HLA Typing
Current Level of HLA Typing at Time of Listing
Current Level of HLA Typing at Time of Listing
Current Level of HLA Typing at Time of Listing

Current Level of HLA Typing at Time of Listing
Current Level of HLA Typing at Time of Listing

Current Level of HLA Typing at Time of Listing

Accreditation of HLA LabEFI accredited lab
Average Turnaround Time for Extended HLA Typing Results
in days
Attached Segment Used for Confirmatory/ Verification TypingYes
Units Listed without Attached Segment and have not been Previously Typed on Attached SegmentYes
Percentage of CBUs that have an Attached Segment50-75%
Confirmatory/ Verification Typing on an Attached Segment is Pre-Release RequirementNo
11. Reservation and Cancellation Policies
What Point is a CBU Reserved for a PatientCBU report request
Length of Time a CBU can be Reserved
in days
Reservation FeeNo
Reservation Cancellation Fee in Absence of Shipment RequestYes
Can Reservation be ExtendedYes
Is a Unit Report Provided on a Unit that is Reserved for Another PatientNo
12. Release and Shipment
Hemoglobinopathy Screening Performed Prior to ReleaseYes
Current Packaging for Shipment to TCMetal canister
Current Packaging for Shipment to TCOne attached segment
Current Packaging for Shipment to TCOverwrap
Current Packaging for Shipment to TCSeparate segment
Time Between Shipment Request and Sending CBU4 days-1 week
Fee for Shipment CancellationYes
Dry Shippers Validated to Maintain Temperature of at least -150 for 48 hours Beyond Expected ArrivalYes
Electronic Temperature Data Logger on All Dry ShippersYes
Who Selects Transport CompanyCBB
Who Selects Transport CompanyNational registry - world couriq
Shape of Transport ContainerMushroom
13. Adverse Events Reporting
Who are S(P)EARS Reported To
National Registry

14. Pictures of cord blood units in the inventory

15. Infectious Disease Marker (IDM) CURRENTLY performed.

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