Cord Blood Collector I

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Allied Health

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Full time


The Cord Blood Collector is responsible for the collection of umbilical cord blood units and related procedural paperwork and documents for the Cord Blood Collection Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in cooperation with the Unrelated Donor Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. This position will be responsible for the education of the mother/donor, health information data collection, administering informed consent and the successful collection and shipping of umbilical cord blood units for public banking.

This is a 32 hour week position with Employee Benefits.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


Using IRB approved consent forms and center specific brochures, educates the potential donors about public cord blood banking and the differences between private and public donation.

Following Standard Operating Procedures of the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank (CCBB) at Duke University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cord Blood Donation Program:

  • Determine Study eligibility and obtain Informed Consent per guidelines
  • Collect and process umbilical cord blood units using universal precations to maintain sterility
  • Obtain follow-up and confidential record completion in designated computer system
  • Package and ship maternal blood samples and cord blood units 
  • completion of a range of standardized documentation, including confidential patient records, laboratory logs, audit trails, collection records and patient medical histories as assigned.

Administrative tasks as assigned by Team Lead including but not limited to the following:

  • Global supply management
  • Education of OB/Gyn staff
  • Distribution of promotional and marketing materials
  • Prospective donor management via cord blood donor email and telephone
  • Communication of program status, hours, etc. with BWH staff
  • Education and certification of physician and midwife collectors


  • Bachelors Degree preferred. 1-3 years relevant experience in a health care setting, such as stem cell donor services, clinical trials coordination or clinical laboratory technician. Specialized Cord Blood Collection training will be provided.
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication and customer service.
  • Experience with aseptic techniques/methods preferred.
  • Familiarity with Medical Terminology and Hospital procedures
  • Self motivated but with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Attention to detail; Data entry experience

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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