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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Cord Blood Stem Cells: Uses & Treatments | Americord

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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Why a Larger Cord Blood Collection is Better | Americord

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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Four viles of blood to symbolize the maternal blood draw needed in the Americord 3 in 1 collection kit.

What The Maternal Blood Draw Is And When To Do It | Americord

What Is The Maternal Blood Draw? cThe Maternal Blood Draw is a sample of the mother’s blood that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all cord blood banking companies to obtain.

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Cord Blood Banking Process: What Happens After You Sign Up | Americord

Cord Blood Banking Process After you enroll, you will first need to complete some paperwork to begin the cord blood banking process– an enrollment agreement, medical questionnaire, consent form.

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What Happens After You Enroll for Cord Blood Banking | Americord

After you enroll, (1) we will send you the cord blood collection kit, which is a small box containing of the collection materials and instructions.

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Choose the Best Cord Blood Bank to Keep Your Baby’s Cord Blood

If you are pregnant, there is no doubt that you want all of the facts on the cord blood bank that you plan to use. At Americord, we know that we are the best cord blood bank for several reasons.

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The Founding Fathers of Cord Blood Banking: Dr. Hal Broxmeyer, Dr. Robert A. Dracker and Martin Smithmyer | Americord

Cord blood banking has had a long and groundbreaking journey, and it would not be where is is today without the help of these fathers of cord blood banking.

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