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.

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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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Shipping Cord Blood – Best Practices

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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The Best Guide To Cord Blood Banking

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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Americord Offers a High Quality Cord Blood Banking Services at Affordable Prices

You may have heard that banking cord blood is very expensive, and you might have thought that it was more than you could afford.

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Cord Blood Stem Cells: Uses & Treatments

Stem cells from a newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood may be used to treat a wide variety of diseases, such as leukemia, sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, and lymphoma.

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When do you need to enroll for cord blood banking?

It is important for you to enroll for cord blood banking with Americord around a month before your due date – or sooner if possible.

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Why a Larger Cord Blood Collection is Better

Cord Blood 2.0 has officially been launched! This product was developed to help make cord blood a better and more viable treatment option, and after doing some thorough research, we found that the best way to accomplish this goal was to find a way to increase the size of cord blood collections.

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Why A Medical Courier is Needed For Transporting Stem Cells

According to best practices, it is best to have the cord blood and cord tissue back to the laboratory and processed within 48 hours of birth, and generally, the sooner the better.

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Cord Blood Banks can be confusing, these are some questions for your cord blood bank.

26 Questions To Ask When Choosing A Cord Blood Bank

When you choose which cord blood bank you will store your baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells you should ask each company some important questions. Make sure and go over pricing, the enrollment process, the collection process, and the storage process

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Cord Blood Banking Process: Step-by-Step Guide

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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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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Cord Blood Banking Advantages For Baby

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

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

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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Is Cord Blood Banking Worth The Cost

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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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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Cord Blood Banking Process: A Step-By-Step Guide

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

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

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 Cost Comparison: CBR, Viacord and Americord

Americord is a quality service cord blood bank. We are competitively priced towards our major competitors CBR 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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