More and more parents are storing their
But some of the information CBR has presented to doctors and potential clients has been inaccurate. CBR claims to recover 99% of stored stem cells through their processing method. In fact, independent analysis has demonstrated that the highest yield CBR received was 90.5% using this process. And, most importantly, the CBR process yields the lowest number of cells after thawing
Major Data Breach At Cord Blood Registry
In 2011, Cord Blood Registry had a major data breach affecting some 300,000 of its clients. Unencrypted data was stolen from an employee’s car. CBR acknowledged that the data included personally identifiable material, including credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, and social security numbers, but
Why You Can Trust Americord with Your Baby’s Stem Cells
At Americord, we invest in high-quality products and innovation. We invest in maintaining a service oriented and quality sales force.
We have the highest accreditations from leading medical agencies. Our lab is compliant with American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
Our experienced team is headed by Dr. Robert Dracker, one of the foremost experts in the world of stem cell banking. Dr.
Drackerwas an architect of the New York cord blood banking licensing requirements, considered to be the gold standard of cord blood banking accreditations
We are always innovating and partner with leading institutions and research scientists to develop groundbreaking cord blood banking technologies.
Lower Costs at Americord
Finally, all the Americord advantages are available to you at a lower cost than both CBR and Viacord:
|Cord Blood Banking|
|Annual Storage Fee||$130||$0|
|Total Cost (20 years)||$4,765||$2,999|
With Americord, you pay 37% less!
|Cord Blood + Tissue Banking|
|Annual Storage Fee||$260||$0|
|Total cost (20 years)||$8,465||$4,998|
With Americord, you pay 41% less!
At first glance, when you consider only the initial fee, Cord Blood Registry may seem to have a lower price than Americord. But CBR’s prices come with a number of hidden fees—like a shipping fee of $170, and whopping pre-pay storage fees of $1,995 and $3,990 (for cord blood and cord blood plus cord tissue, respectively). Cord Blood Registry charges an annual storage fee of $130 for cord blood, and a fee of $260 for cord blood plus cord tissue. Those annual fees add up a lot over time. In fact, in 20 years that means you pay an additional $2,600 (for cord blood alone) or $5,200 (for cord blood plus cord tissue).
 Evaluation of Processing Technologies for Umbilical Cord Blood; Henderson, Christiana; et al. Saint Louis Cord Blood Bank, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center http://www.slcbb.org/PDFs/Evaluation%20of%20ProcessingTechnologies%20for%20UCB.pdf. Accessed November 5, 2014.
 Cord Blood Band Settles FTC Charges that it Failed to Protect Consumers Sensitive Personal Information; Federal Trade Commission; January 28 2013. http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2013/01/cord-blood-bank-settles-ftc-charges-it-failed-protect-consumers.
 Guidelines for Collection, Processing, and Storage of Cord Blood Stem Cells, Second Edition, March 2013; Wadworth, New York Health Department. http://www.wadsworth.org/labcert/blood_tissue/cordbloodguidesecondedition0303.pdf.