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CBB Survey 2015

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1. General Information 
Name of CBBLifeforce Cryobanks
CBB DirectorDonald
CBB DirectorHudspeth
Address270 Northlake Blvd.
AddressSuite 1012
Address32779
AddressAltamonte Springs, FL
Phone Number407-834-8333
Websitewww.cordforlife.com
Date CBB Started Collecting Cord Blood Units
(month/day/year)
10/15/1995
Number of Public Cord Blood Units8,158
Planned Number of Public Cord Blood Units Stored in 2015200
Lists on BMDWYes
Affiliated with National Stem Cell Donor RegistryYes
Registry AffiliationNMDP
2. Cord Blood Units in Inventory 
Current Processing MethodVapour+ red manual
Year Current Process Method Started2008
Percent of Units Plasma and RBC Reduced (manual)100
3. Accreditations, Licenses and Certifications 
FACT-NetcordNo
AABBYes
Competent Authority/ National Health AuthorityYes
Name of Competent AuthorityState of California (States of NY, NJ, MD, IL also)
Audited by National Stem Cell RegistryYes
ISONo
4. Cord Blood Collection 
Current Collection Practice
Is the collection In/Ex -Utero or both?
Both
Current AntisepticAlcohol
Collection BagSingle needle
Agitation during CollectionManual
5. Conditioning/Transport from Collection Site to CBB 
Transport ConditionsQualified transporter
Transport ConditionsPassive refrigeration system
Transport ConditionsAir transport
Transport ConditionsGround transport
Temp. for Storage and TransportRoom temperature
6. Pre-Processing Evaluation 
Completed Prior to Accepting a CBUMedical history, collection report, informed consent
Method for CD34 RemunerationISHAGE guidelines
External Proficiency Testing for QC of FACS LabYes
External Proficiency Testing for QC of FACS LabMissing
Post Processing/ Pre Freeze CD34+ Cell CountYes
Time from Collection to Processingup to 48H
7. Processing and Packaging 
Pre Freeze Processing Methods- Unit in InventoryVolume reduction with HES-Manual
Pre Freeze Processing Methods- Unit in InventoryOther: PrepaCyte
Pre Freeze Processing Methods- CurrentOther: PrepaCyte
Additives Currently in UseOther: PrepaCyte
Current Cryopreservation MethodConventional CRF
Current Cryopreservation MethodOther: Planer Kryosave
Current Cryoprotectant AdditiveOther: CryoStor CS10
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 plasma/serum
Current Post Processing Threshold for Accepting a CBU for Public Use
TNC
NA
Current Post Processing Threshold for Accepting a CBU for Public Use
CD34 (10^6) Single Platform
NA
Current Post Processing Threshold for Accepting a CBU for Public Use
CD34 (10^6) Double Platform
NA
Current Post Processing Threshold for Accepting a CBU for Public Use
CFU-GM
growth
Current Post Processing Threshold for Accepting a CBU for Public Use
CFU
growth
Current Post Processing Threshold for Accepting a CBU for Public Use
Viability
85
9. Storage 
Type of Storage Container UsedConventional storage tank vapor phase
Monitoring of StorageAlarm on individual tanks only
Monitoring of StorageCentralized alarm system local
Monitoring of StorageCentralized system remote monitoring
Monitoring of StorageLN2 level
Monitoring of StorageTemperature monitoring
10. HLA Typing 
Current Level of HLA Typing at Time of Listing
HLA-A
HR
Current Level of HLA Typing at Time of Listing
HLA-B
HR
Current Level of HLA Typing at Time of Listing
HLA-C
HR
Current Level of HLA Typing at Time of Listing
HLA-DRB1
HR
Current Level of HLA Typing at Time of Listing
HLA-DQB1
 
Current Level of HLA Typing at Time of Listing
HLA-DPB1
 
Accreditation of HLA LabASHI accredited lab
Average Turnaround Time for Extended HLA Typing Results
in days
7
Attached Segment Used for Confirmatory/ Verification TypingYes
Units Listed without Attached Segment and have not been Previously Typed on Attached SegmentNo
Percentage of CBUs that have an Attached Segment90-100%
Confirmatory/ Verification Typing on an Attached Segment is Pre-Release RequirementYes
11. Reservation and Cancellation Policies 
What Point is a CBU Reserved for a PatientReservation request
Length of Time a CBU can be Reserved
in days
60
Reservation FeeNo
Reservation Cancellation Fee in Absence of Shipment RequestNo
Can Reservation be ExtendedYes
Is a Unit Report Provided on a Unit that is Reserved for Another PatientNo
Is TC Informed when CBU is ReleasedYes
12. Release and Shipment 
Hemoglobinopathy Screening Performed Prior to ReleaseYes
Criteria to Ship a CBU
Viability and Cell Count
>85%
Criteria to Ship a CBU
HLA Identity Testing
Yes
Current Packaging for Shipment to TCMetal canister
Current Packaging for Shipment to TCOne attached segment
Current Packaging for Shipment to TCOverwrap
Time Between Shipment Request and Sending CBU0-3 days
Fee for Shipment CancellationNo
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 CompanyRequesting transplant centre
Shape of Transport ContainerMushroom
13. Adverse Events Reporting 
Who are S(P)EARS Reported To
National Registry
Yes

14. Pictures of cord blood units in the inventory

 

15. Infectious Disease Marker (IDM) CURRENTLY performed.

 


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