Cord Blood Registry Review
ConsumersAdvocate.org Rating: 8.7 / 10 (Excellent)
Cord Blood Registry is headquartered in San Bruno California. The company for more than twenty years has provided quality cord blood banking services to families across the US. Cord Blood Registry has collected more than half a million cord blood and cord tissue from thousands of hospitals across the world. The company has also helped hundreds of families participate in established and experimental treatments that harness the potential of newborn stem cells for treatment.
Cord Blood + Tissue Banking (one-time payment) - $2750
- 6-month financing - $468/mo
- 12-month financing - $244/mo
- 48-month financing - $76/mo
Cord Blood + Tissue Banking Storage Cost - $280/yr
- 18-year storage - $4290
- Lifetime Storage - $7490
Cord Blood Registry maintains its own 80,000 square foot laboratory in Tucson, Arizona. It is also one of the first family banks to get accredited by the AABB. Its laboratory is compliant with federal and state guidelines and regulations.
- Cord Blood Banking
- Cord Tissue Banking
Cord Blood Registry employs a seamless cryobag for storage which reduces the risk for breakage. To prevent contamination, cryobags are secured in a second overwrap layer of plastic. Stem cells are stored in vaults designed for long-term cryostorage. Cord blood units are suspended over liquid nitrogen at temperatures minus 196 degrees Celsius. Suspension prevents direct contact with any possible contaminants. This method of cryostorage has been clinically proven to keep stem cells viable for more than 20 years.
Stem Cell Sources
- Cord blood
- Umbilical cord
Average transport times from the hospital to Cord Blood Registry’s laboratory is 19 hours. It partners with a private medical courier service for cord blood and cord tissue transportation.
Cord Blood Registry - Summary
Cord Blood Registry is one of the world’s largest and most experienced cord blood banking providers. Decades of being a leader in the industry and over hundreds of thousands of successful cord blood collections and storage makes it a safe bet for parents hoping to secure their child’s future health. Lifetime storage prepay and financing options make it financially attractive for those searching for more affordable cord blood services. Overall, one of the best cord blood banking providers available today.