Cord Blood Banking Instruction
We see your baby will be arriving soon! This is a very exciting time for you.
We want to share a few kit instructions with you prior to your delivery:
Bring your Kit
Please keep your Americord kit inside your overnight bag.
Open at Hospital
It’s important not to open or remove anything from the kit or complete the Data Collection Sheet until you are at the hospital.
Talk to your Doctor
Be sure to let your doctor know to completely fill the Cord Blood bag.
Compete the Form
Place the data collection sheet back inside the kit once you and your doctor have completed and signed it. Please note: the lab requires the data collection sheet to process and store your products.
Pick Up Times
If the baby arrives later in evening or overnight, our courier will arrive the next morning for the pickup. The kit is temperature controlled and FDA approved, so it is safe to keep in the room with you until the courier arrives.
On occasion, hospitals have refused to release Placentas in order to complete testing or due to policy. We encourage you to discuss your intention to store placenta with your doctor and hospital staff and then proceed in the best interest of your health. If the hospital refuses to release your placenta, we can provide you with a “Release Placental Tissue” letter in accordance with the laws of your state.