Cord Blood Banking

Learn how umbilical cord blood banking works - from the collection kit to processing and storing baby's stem cells for the future. Compare banks to find out which is right for your family.


Siblings and Cord Blood: How Your Baby’s Cord Blood can Help Treat a Sibling | Americord

In New Zealand, a hopeful couple are participating in a study that will use one of their son’s cord blood stem cells to research treatment for another son’s cystic fibrosis.

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A Nurse's Views On Cord Blood Banking

As a longtime nurse, Stela has always been exposed to the fascinations of the medical world. But after a visit to her OBGYN, she was introduced to cord blood banking which would ultimately help protect baby’s future. She was able to get over 1 billion TNCs from her cord blood banking with Americord. Read about Stela's experience.

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Interested in Viacord and Cord Blood Registry well here are some cord blood banking facts they won't tell you.

3 Facts About Cord Blood Stem Cells That ViaCord & Cor Blood Registry Won't Tell You | Americord

Cord Blood banking is a confusing topic. Many parents get bombarded with information when searching to see if cord blood banking is right for them. Cord Blood Registry and Viacord don't always give you all the facts you need to know to make an informed decision. At Americord, we believe in informed choices and share important information to help you make the best choice for your growing family.

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A young child thinking about the future activities he will be doing to symbolize how long you can store cord blood for.

What Happens To Cord Blood Stem Cells After 20 Years of Storage | Americord

Companies have only started to store cord blood for the last 20 to 25 years or so, and for cord tissue a bit less than this. Given this limited time frame of those working in the field, there is no data on how well blood or tissue stores beyond 20 years.

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In a cord blood comparison Americord gets 5 stars in comparison to their competitors.

Cord Blood Banking Comparison: Cord Blood Registry vs. Viacord and Americord

Americord is a quality service cord blood bank. We are competitively priced towards our major competitors Cord Blood Registry and Viacord. A huge influx of referrals from our existing clients have in turn made us one of the fastest growing companies in the country.

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A photo of a needle to symbolize the maternal blood draw process need in the cord blood collection kit.

The Maternal Blood Draw | Americord

When you bank your baby’s cord blood, the mother will be required to provide a blood sample. This blood sampling process is called the maternal blood draw.

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A graphic of the letters A, B, C, D, and E symbolizing the basics of cord blood banking.

Cord Blood And Tissue Banking Basics: Facts, Benefits And Uses | Americord

When you are pregnant, you have a lot of choices to make in relation to the birth of your baby. From where to how you want to deliver, making sure that both you and the baby are healthy is the most important thing when considering your options and doing what is best for your family.

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A quote by Bernard Shaw that is a symbol of a doctor who changed their mind about private cord blood banking.

Cord Blood Donation vs. Banking - Why I Changed My Mind | Americord

Find out why parents change their minds about cord blood donation and choose private cord blood banking to store their baby's umbilical cord stem cells.

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A baby who is at ease because his parents did cord blood banking.

Cord Blood Banking Process: Step-by-Step Guide | Americord

As a parent, you just want what is best for your children and for your family. You are constantly striving to give them the best life possible – educating them, protecting them, and showing them how to enjoy life to the fullest.

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A baby who is learning about the Americord storage plan by reading a book.

Can I add more than 20 years to my storage plan?

Many private cord blood banks let clients pay for storage upfront, either for a set number of years. These year increments can be 10, 15, or even 25 years.

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A baby sleeping soundly symbolizing the cord blood banking advantages to a child's future health.

Why Is It Good to Save Cord Blood? | Americord

Cord blood banking is a once in a lifetime opportunity that is available only at the time your baby is born.

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Three fingers that act as a symbol for the three cord blood banking steps it takes to enroll with Americord.

Cord Blood Banking Steps - 3 Simple Ways to Bank Cord Blood | Americord

Cord blood banking has many different steps. It sounds complicated. There is so much flying through your mind as you prepare for your new baby’s arrival, cord blood banking may seem too overwhelming to add to the list.

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A parent holding their child's hand to symbolize how cord blood banking acts as a protection plan and helps them live a healthier life.

Cord Blood Banking: A Simple Way to Live a Healthier Life | Americord

Life is an incredible journey, filled with several twists and turns, joys and sorrows. Day in and day out we give our best efforts to live to the fullest, and to enhance the lives of the people around us.

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A photo of a happy piggy bank as a symbol for the cord bloost cost being a great investment.

How Much Does It Cost To Save Umbilical Cord Blood? | Americord

At Americord, we know that having a baby costs a lot of money. Parents on a tight budget may not want to spend money on anything but the bare necessities like a crib, stroller, and newborn clothing.

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A photo of a woman who is putting her credit card into the computer so she can enroll in the Americord Payment Plan.

How Does an Americord Cord Blood Banking Payment Plan Work?

One of the amazing benefits we offer our customers is the opportunity to finance their purchase without interest and without a credit check.

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A black and white photo of a parent helping their child walk as a metaphor for the steps in the cord blood banking process.

How Do You Collect Cord Blood? | Americord

We’re sure you’ve heard it before from every other bank out there: “with us, cord blood banking is easy!” Well, we want to do more than tell you.

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A photo of a doctor to symbolize the private cord blood banks paying Obstetricians to recommend a cord blood bank to expectant families.

Is Your OB Being Paid to Recommend A Cord Blood Bank? | Americord

There are state laws that indicate that an OBGYN must tell their patient about cord blood banking at a certain point in their pregnancy.

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A dollar folded into a piggy bank to symbolize the cost of cord blood banking.

Save on Cord Blood Banking Cost at Americord

It is possible to bank cord blood at a high quality lab like Americord and still save a substantial amount of money. Cord blood banking cost can vary greatly, costing twice as much at some labs with the same credentials.

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A photo os a young boy flying a plan to symbolize the best practices for shipping cord blood.

Shipping Cord Blood – Best Practices | Americord

Shipping cord blood, is all about speed. Cord blood needs to be in the laboratory within 48 hours or else there is a chance that the quality of the collection can be jeopardized.

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A baby reading the Americord Info guide to cord blood banking.

The Best Guide To Cord Blood Banking | Americord

When it comes to making decisions for your baby, you want to make sure that you have all of the critical information at hand.

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