For the first time, Americord® makes it possible to treat your child into adolescence and even adulthood. This is crucial because traditional cord blood banking often collects only enough stem cells to treat a child under 65 pounds. Cord Blood 2.0™ is an insurance policy for life because it’s now possible for your family to collect enough stem cells to treat them as they grow.
Collect up to twice as many stem cells as the industry standard with Cord Blood 2.0™
More stem cells means the ability to treat larger patients.
More Stem Cells = More Options
Until now, a huge limitation of cord blood banking has been that the number of stem cells that are preserved in a typical cord blood collection are only sufficient to treat someone up to about 65 pounds. With Cord Blood 2.0™, up to twice as many stem cells can be preserved, making it possible to treat larger patients and expand treatment opportunities for smaller patients.
In your Americord® 3-in-1 Collection Kit, you’ll receive state of the art technology to preserve your baby’s stem cells, including:
Validated for durability and temperature
Cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta tissue collection materials:
Cord blood collection bag
Cord tissue collection cup
Placenta transportation container
Specimen transport bags
Healthcare provider Instructions
Data collection sheet
Test tubes and labels:
3 tubes for the maternal blood collection
Blood draw materials
Cord blood is an easily accessible source of stem cells that is available only when your baby is born. It remains in the umbilical cord and placenta following birth. The type of stem cells that are recovered from the cord blood are called hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). HSCs can become any of the blood cells and cellular blood components in our bodies (such as white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, etc.).
Found in Cord Blood
Fetal Stem Cells
genetic match to your baby
chance of sibling perfect genetic match
chance of sibling partial genetic match
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (Burkitt’s Lymphoma)
Sickle Cell Disease
Beta Thalassemia Major
Inherited Platelet Abnormalities
Inherited Immune System Disorders: Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID)
Signup:Signup to receive your kit! It’s free and easy. We don’t charge you until our lab has received your collection and successfully stored your baby’s stem cells.
Receive Kit:You’ll receive your kit in a matter of days. If your due date is within 4 weeks, we’ll overnight it to you at no additional charge.
To-Go Bag:Put your collection kit in your to-go bag and bring it with you to the hospital when you deliver.
Birth:Immediately following the birth of your baby, your physician or midwife will perform the cord blood, cord tissue, and/or placenta tissue collection, put the contents in the kit, and return the kit to you.
Paperwork:Fill out the paperwork inside the kit and call our medical courier for bedside pickup. There is no need to refrigerate or freeze your collection. Your baby’s stem cells are viable for up to 72 hours.
Courier:The medical courier will arrive at your hospital, pick up your kit, and rush it to our lab.
Processing:Your baby’s stem cells will be processed and stored at our lab and you will receive a Certificate of Storage confirming your baby’s collection size and viability.
RetrievingIf you should ever need your stem cells, call us at 866-503-6005 and we will release them to your doctor or medical provider at no charge. We will also cover up to $500 in shipping costs to your hospital or treatment center.
Do you have questions? We are here to help. Call us at 866.503.6005
Or get access to our info guide.
Stem cells from cord blood can only be collected and preserved right after a baby is born.
How we compare with other banks
Compare costs and services for saving umbilical cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta tissue stem cells. Americord’s® highest quality cord blood banking, friendly customer service, and affordable pricing has made us a leader in the industry.
Cord Blood 2.0™ Collect up to 2x the stem cells
No annual storage fees
No cancellation fees
FDA/AABB Accredited Lab
FDA Approved C-Section Bag
Cord Blood Cost (including 20 years of storage)
Cord Tissue Cost (including 20 years of storage)
Placenta Tissue Cost (including 20 years of storage)
Comparisons are for 20 years of storage. Prices as of 4/1/2015.
Preserving stem cells does not guarantee that the saved stem cells will be applicable for every situation. Ultimate use will be determined by a physician. Please note: Americord Registry's activities are limited to collection of umbilical cord tissue from autologous donors. Americord Registry's possession of a New York State license for such collection does not indicate approval or endorsement of possible future uses or future suitability of cells derived from umbilical cord tissue.