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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Cord Blood Banking Checklist: 7 Things To Remember

Things can get hectic during delivery. Follow our cord blood checklist to ensure collection runs smoothly during your baby's arrival into the world.

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Cord Blood Banking & Living Abroad: Why Americord Is The Best Choice

Do you travel frequently or plan to live abroad? See why Americord is your best choice with our all-inclusive pricing structure for cord blood storage.

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Does My Doctor Charge Cord Blood Collection Fees?

Doctors sometimes charge for a cord blood collection fee, if that happens Americord will reimburse you. Find out more about our reimbursement policy.

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Top Questions to Ask Your Cord Blood Bank Before Making a Decision

Are you asking the right questions when selecting your cord blood bank? Make sure you know these key questions to ask before making your decision.

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Does Insurance Cover Cord Blood Banking?

Will health insurance cover cord blood banking? In most cases no, but if you have a medical need some insurance providers will. Learn more here.

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Average Stem Cell Count For Cord Blood

What is an average umbilical cord blood collection? The average stem cell count for a cord blood collection is roughly 470 million TNC stem cells.

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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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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 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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