Sydney Cord Blood Bank

This is a page for clinicians and health professionals. For parents and carer information on the Sydney Cord Blood Bank, please visit its service page.

Service page

The Sydney Cord Blood Bank is a biobanking facility based at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, that coordinates the collection, storage and distribution of cord blood samples. We are a part of a national network of cord blood banks across Australia known as AusCord.

Contact the Sydney Cord Blood Bank

Phone: (02) 9382 0371


Research collaborations

For information on requests to collaborate with the Sydney Cord Blood Bank or access cord blood samples for research, please contact the Director or Quality Manager via our email.

Please attach a project summary and any applicable ethics approval documentation and be sure to provide information on research services and/or samples required.

  • The SCBB will consider all research projects and collaborations. It may be necessary to obtain additional ethics approval for publicly donated cord blood inclusion via the ABMDR.
  • For all approved projects, the SCBB will draft a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and the research group.
  • A small fee may be charged for cord blood samples to recover the costs of collection or research materials and services.
  • Once an MOU is agreed by both parties, arrangements for research and/or samples will be made.

Become accredited to collect for the bank

Health professionals are welcome to become accredited to collect for the Sydney Cord Blood Bank. You must meet two requirements:

  • Must work in an obstetric team at one of our affiliated collection hospitals (Royal Hospital for Women, Randwick, or Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Randwick, or Royal Prince Alfred Women and Babies, Camperdown)
  • Must complete a short training and accreditation program with an Sydney Cord Blood Bank.

Please contact us for more information via email.

Last updated Tuesday 19th December 2023