Jun 18 2012

What is your minimum quality threshold in terms of milliliters and cell count for storing cord blood?

Posted by Martin Smithmyer

As of Aug 31 2011, our average cord blood sample size for our entire inventory was 92.5 ml. However, you could get less than the average. If the collection volume or cell count is below a certain threshold, best practices indicate that the cord blood company contact the to see if they still want to store the sample, since using today’s technology, it is unlikely that the client would be able to use this. Some clients opt to save the sample regardless, since it is possible that better technology in the future might enable the use of these cells or possibly the expansion of the cells. Several of our competitors store the collections regardless of these measurements without consideration of these factors, which really isn’t in the best interest of the client. If the yield is below par and the client decides not to store the sample, we do not charge. For us, we use the following criteria for notifying the client:

Below 100 million cells

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, the fastest medical courier, and the best customer service.

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