Genecord Cord Blood Review
ConsumersAdvocate.org Rating: 6.6 / 10 (Very good)
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.
$2,595 for cord blood banking
- 20 year storage included
- Processing fee included
- Courier fee included
- Annual fees included
Cord Blood Withdrawal Fee - FREE
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.
Cord Blood Banking
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
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.