Americord Cord Blood Review

#6 in Cord Blood

 

Americord with headquarters in New York is a Family or Private Cord Bank that specializes in collecting, processing and storing newborn stem cells for future medical or therapeutic use. Cord Blood banking starts at $2,999 which includes 20 years of free storage. The company’s laboratory is accredited by the AABB and registered with the FDA.

 

Pricing

Cord Blood 2.0 – 20 years of storage included

-One-time fee of $2,999 or $139 per month

Cord Blood 2.0 and Cord Tissue – 20 years of storage included

-One-time fee or $4,998 or $219 per month

Cord Blood 2.0 and Placenta Tissue – 20 years of storage included

-One-time fee of $4,998 or $219 per month

Cord Blood 2.0, Cord Tissue and Placenta Tissue – 20 years of storage included

-One-time fee of $6,997 or $299 per month

 

Other fees and pricing

For Twins

Cord Blood 2.0 – 20 years of storage included

-One-time fee of $5,798 or $259 per month

Cord Blood 2.0 and Cord Tissue – 20 years of storage included

-One-time fee or $9,596 or $419 per month

Cord Blood 2.0 and Placenta Tissue – 20 years of storage included

-One-time fee of $9,596 or $419 per month

Cord Blood 2.0, Cord Tissue and Placenta Tissue – 20 years of storage included

-One-time fee of $13,394 or $579 per month

 

For Triplets

Cord Blood 2.0 – 20 years of storage included

-One-time fee of $8,697 or $399 per month

Cord Blood 2.0 and Cord Tissue – 20 years of storage included

-One-time fee or $14,394 or $639 per month

Cord Blood 2.0 and Placenta Tissue – 20 years of storage included

-One-time fee of $14,394 or $639 per month

Cord Blood 2.0, Cord Tissue and Placenta Tissue – 20 years of storage included

-One-time fee of $20,091 or $879 per month

Cord Blood Withdrawal Fee - FREE

 

Accreditation

AABB

CLIA

FDA

 

Laboratory – Cook General Bio Technology, LLC

Americord is an FDA approved stem cell collection service and is also accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks. It is also certified/ licensed in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Indiana. 

 

Services

Cord Blood Banking

Cord Tissue Banking

Placenta Blood Banking

 

Storage Used

Americord utilizes cryobags which are first placed in a temporary cold storage then stored in into a long-term cold storage facility.

                                                                         

Stem Cell Sources

  • Cord blood
  • Umbilical cord
  • Placenta (CordAdvantage)

*** CordAdvantage – this procedure utilizes an FDA approved drug to harvest a significant amount of stem cells from the cord blood found in the placenta. This increases the amount of stem cells that could be harvested when compared to procedures that only harvest stem cells found in the cord blood and umbilical cord.  

 

Laboratory Report

  • Cell viability
  • Total nucleated cell count (TNC)
  • Sterility
  • Infectious disease markers
  • Number of stem cells
  • Blood type

 

Shipping Method

Americord’s Single Step Shipping receives the client’s cord blood through a medical courier. Standard contracts include shipping services at no extra charge. Services are available on weekends and holidays.  

 

Americord - Summary

Americord has one of the lowest charges for cord blood banking making it an attractive option for bargain hunters. But their competitive prices has not affective the quality of services provided. Services include collection and storage with their $2,999 cord blood banking package offering twenty year storage for free. Its innovative stem cell collection technique (CordAdvantage) even promises to increase stem cells harvested by collecting these from the placenta. Overall, Americord’s is a great choice for families searching for cord blood banking services.  

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