How long does it take to get a cord blood kit? | Americord

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I enrolled today, when will I receive my cord blood kit? This is a common question among expectant parents who have enrolled in private cord blood banking.

What If I Go Into Labor Before I Receive My Cord Blood Kit?

Generally we will send you the cord blood kit via FedEx or UPS and so you should have it within a few days after you enroll. If you start do go into labor after enrolling but you have not received your kit, we will send a courier with a kit to you at your hospital. Admittedly, we have the best response times in the New York and surrounding areas as we have someone bring the kit to you, but just call us at 866-503-6005 if you need one and it is last minute. Chances are we can get one to you or have one at the hospital where you are delivering.

Of course, it is simply much better to have the kit with you well in advance of the birth, since you never know when you are going to go into labor. More than 50% of babies come early. We get calls all of the time from people wanting to enroll and then find out later that they had the baby the next day. It doesn’t cost anything to have a kit sent to you – we only bill you after the baby comes. So call us at 866-503-6005 and get your kit today.

Of course, it is simply much better to have the kit with you well in advance of the birth, since you never know when you are going to go into labor. More than 50% of babies come early.

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What if I call last minute? 

Americord launched a program called Americord Rush, which delivers collection kits anytime and anywhere. The program strategically stashes 3-in-1 collection kits near hospitals for same day delivery. Expectant families can now receive their collection kits in a matter of hours. Kits are typically shipped weeks before the baby's due date, but with 50% of labors happening unexpectedly, cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta tissue banking is now option for families regardless of when baby comes. 

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Why Should You Enroll with Americord?

Americord has the best prices and follows all of the best practices for cord blood collection and storage. Our laboratory is FDA registered, AABB-Accredited, and follows all state and federal guidelines and has all applicable licenses. We use the only commercially available FDA approved sterile exterior cord blood bag that is on the market, the fastest medical courier, and the cheapest prices.

Have a kit sent to your home now so you don’t miss this opportunity. Remember, there are no fees until after the baby is born. Sign up online now!

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