The Cord Blood Registry, which stores more than 350,000 cord blood collections for individuals and their families, has notified about 300,000 individuals of a breach of their protected health information.

Backup tapes were stolen from an employee's car on Dec. 13. Notifications started on Feb. 14 but the registry did not post information about the breach on its Web site. PHIprivacy.net learned of the breach weeks later and published a story on March 3.

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