AlphaCord Cord Blood Review

#7 in Cord Blood
 

AlphaCord is an AABB certified cord blood and cord tissue processing company that provides storage services to families across the country. AlphaCord is accredited by the FDA and AABB and partners with Lifeforce Cryobank for its laboratory services. Its cord blood and cord tissue plan starts at $895 with long term storage programs also available.

 

Pricing

Cord Blood - $895

  • Free first year of storage
  • 12 month payment plan at $89/ month
  • $115/ year storage fee starting 2nd year

 

Cord Blood and Cord Tissue - $895

  • Free first year of storage
  • 12 month payment plan at $95/ month
  • $199/ year storage fee starting 2nd year

 

Other fees and pricing

Cord Blood Storage

$1799 for 18 years of prepaid storage

$165 for a 12 month payment plan

 

Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Storage

$3295 for 18 years of prepaid storage

$289 for a 12 month payment plan

 

Accreditation

AABB

FDA

 

Laboratory

AlphaCord works with its partner Lifeforce Cryobank to provide its laboratory services

 

Services

Cord Blood Banking

Cord Tissue Banking

 

Storage Used

AlphaCord uses a 250cc blood bag collection kit that includes a CPD anti-coagulant that collects cord blood through the gravity method. This could also be used for C-section and vaginal birth procedures.

 

Stem Cell Sources

  • Cord blood
  • Umbilical cord

 

Laboratory Report

Sterility culture

CD34 cell count

Blood type

Cell viability

 

Shipping Method

Samples collected by a midwife or doctor are placed in a shipping container and shipped to AlphaCord’s lab via its medical delivery service. Once the samples arrive at the lab, notification will be sent. Once in storage you will receive a Certificate of Storage with a unique ID number for your baby’s samples.

 

AlphaCord - Summary

AlphaCord is a reliable service that is capable of handling present and future cord and tissue cord storage needs. Services include collection, laboratory reporting and long term storage services. AlphaCord certainly doesn’t come cheap but if you consider most of the competition, it does deliver on its promises at a competitive price.  

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