Genecord Cord Blood Review

#5 in Cord Blood

 

Three decades of experience has made Genecord cord blood banking services one of the most recognized names in the industry. Genecord specializes in providing quality cord blood banking services and does not offer alternative stem collecting processes being offered by similar companies. Genecord maintains its own laboratory and registered with the CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments. The program is regulated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and ensures the quality of laboratory testing in the United States. 

 

Pricing

 

$2,595 for cord blood banking

  • 20 year storage included
  • Processing fee included
  • Courier fee included
  • Annual fees included

Cord Blood Withdrawal Fee - FREE

 

Accreditation

CLIA

FDA

 

Laboratory

Genecord operates its own processing and storage facilities in Augusta, GA. Cord blood stem cells are stored in FDA approved Pall medical bags. Monthly calibrations are performed on all equipment and an annual validation is conducted as well. Specimens are stored in the vapor phase above liquid nitrogen to prevent contamination.

 

Services

Cord Blood Banking

 

Storage Used

Stems cells are collected in FDA approved collection bags that are heparin free. Genecord conducts testing on the mother’s blood to ensure the absence of disease. Cord blood kits are contained in biohazard bags and available for any type of delivery.

 

Stem Cell Sources

  • Cord blood

 

Laboratory Report

Cell count

Cell viability

CD 34

 

Shipping Method

Genecord has partnered with FedEx and Midnite Express (MNX) to help them with their shipping needs.  All specimens are received within 28 hours of delivery. Transport containers are able to maintain temperature and pickups are made within one hour after cord blood collection.

 

Company - Summary

Genecord offers a straightforward solution for families searching for cord blood banking services. One great plus is their easy to understand pricing which includes 20 year storage, processing and shipping fees. Genecord however, is not certified by the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) which could have made them an even more attractive option. Genecord only offers cord blood banking services and may not be suited for families searching for a more comprehensive stem cell solution for future medical needs.

 

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Julie M
Great Neck, New York
Genecord Cord Blood review
1/12/2016
What great people! We called several Cord Blood banks and found the staff at Genecord to be very personable and helpful. The president of the company even called me back and gave me his personal cell phone since we had some pregnancy complications that required us to expedite cord blood storage. It's rare to find a company that cares so much about its customers. Genecord is reasonably priced and incredibly responsive. Highly recommended!