Meet MiracleCord's Founder

Mark Locascio

Founder and CEO of MiracleCord

Mark Locascio, the visionary behind MiracleCord, founded the company almost two decades ago with a mission to provide families with the assurance that their baby’s stem cells would be readily available should a transplant be needed to save a family member’s life.

The inspiration for MiracleCord came from Mr. Locascio’s own experience of losing a dear family member to leukemia at age 39. She needed a stem cell transplant for a chance at survival but a suitable match was not available in the public stem cell banks. Mark started MiracleCord to help other families facing similar challenges.

With a documented history of achievements in the biotech and stem cell banking sector, Mr. Locascio has led the way in translating cutting-edge research into life-saving services. He spearheaded the development and launch of innovative educational, clinical, and operational programs, as well as contributing significantly to the growth and expansion of MiracleCord’s cord blood banking operations.

Recognized for his outstanding contributions, Mark Locascio was honored as one of Illinois’ top 32 CEOs in the biotech industry in 2022 [*].

Over his nearly 20 years of leadership serving on the Board of Directors and as the CEO of MiracleCord, Mr. Locascio has authored dozens of in-depth articles delving into the intricacies of cord blood and tissue stem cell collection, processing, storage, and clinical applications. His commitment to advancing the field has played a pivotal role in establishing MiracleCord as a leader in the stem cell banking industry.

When he’s not running MiracleCord, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, going on walks with his wife, writing music, and playing guitar.

Q&A with Mark

Cord blood banking can save your child’s or a family member’s life. I recommend doing research in your second trimester to find the cord blood bank that you are most comfortable with.

Some people think the chances of needing a stem cell transplant are very low. The reality is that scientists predict 1-in-3 people will benefit from regenerative medicine therapy using stem cells by age 70 [*].

I enjoy working with our skilled and experienced team of people at MiracleCord because they understand the importance of what we do, and give it their all, day-in and day-out, to provide high-quality services, and amazing customer support to our clients.

The fact that we offer the highest quality services in the cord blood banking industry, and do so at very affordable prices. Also, our customer service is really outstanding.

Seeing how other families have been helped by our services is a deeply rewarding aspect of my job.

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