Mar 25 2012

Some good questions to ask us (and other) cord blood banks before you buy

Posted by Martin Smithmyer

Here are some questions you should ask before you decide on which bank to store your baby’s stem cells:

Pricing Questions:
How are Americord’s cord blood banking prices less than some competitors? Is your process the same as the other companies?
When is my credit card charged for cord blood banking?
Will Americord Reimburse My Doctor’s Cord Blood Collection Fees?

Enrollment Process Questions:
What happens after we sign up for cord blood banking? What is the process?
How long does it take to get a cord blood collection kit?
When is my credit card charged for cord blood banking?
What is the difference between cord blood and cord tissue?

About Americord / Why Americord?
Why choose Americord for cord blood banking?
What accreditations does your cord blood laboratory have?
Where is your cord blood bank located? Where will the cord blood be stored?
How long has your cord blood banking lab been storing cord blood?
Do you offer a cord blood product quality guarantee?
What would happen if Americord were to go out of business?
5 Reasons to Trust Americord Over CBR or ViaCord

Product Questions:
What is the difference between cord blood and cord tissue?
How long can you store cord blood for? Just the 20 years? What how much do we pay after that?
What cord blood processing methods do you use and what yield or % of cells is saved?
Do you store cord blood in bags or vials?
What about Heparin? Do you use Heparin in your cord blood bags? Is Heparin good or bad?
If I ever need the cord blood from your cord blood storage bank, how do I get it back?
What happens if there isn’t enough cord blood collected or if there is a problem with the collection?
Do you use FDA approved sterile exterior cord blood collection bags? Why are sterile exterior cord blood bags so important? What if I have a last minute C-Section?
How many compartments does your cord blood freezer (cryo-bags) have?
What is your minimum quality threshold in terms of milliliters and cell count for storing cord blood?

Americord has the best quality and follows all of the best practices for cord blood and cord tissue 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 and the fastest medical courier.

Have a kit sent to your home now so you don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to save your child’s stem cells. Remember, there are no fees until after the baby is born.

Check out how our costs compare with CBR or Viacord or the others

Ready to enroll? Just call 866-503-6005 or sign up online.

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