How long can you store cord blood for? Just the 20 years?
Companies have only been storing cord blood for only the last 20-25 years or so, and there is no evidence that cord blood cannot be stored indefinitely at liquid nitrogen temperatures (-196 degrees) or that it degrades over time. Research conducted by one of the foremost experts on cord blood stem cells shows that after 23.5 years of storage, there was no degradation in the cord blood samples. There is no particular magic to the 20 years of prepaid storage. If you are interested in paying for additional years of storage over the 20 years, you can prepay $1999 for an additional 20 years of storage.
Americord has the best prices and follows all of the best practices for cord blood collection and storage, including the FDA, the AABB, state and federal guidelines and applicable licenses. We use the only commercially available FDA approved sterile exterior cord blood bag that is on the market, the fastest medical courier, and the cheapest prices.
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