Lifebank USA Cord Blood Review

#4 in Cord Blood

Lifebank USA offers a unique collection process that gives you the opportunity to harvest more stem cells, CD34 and Mesenchymal-like cells that could be used for future medical needs. Lifebank USA is part a subsidiary of Celgene world-class biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of patients worldwide. Lifebank USA collects specimens not only from cord blood, cord tissues but also from the placenta to increase the number of specimens that could be collected.

Pricing

Cordblood  - OTP $1550 (reg price $1850)

  • 12 month - $2200
  • Storage - $125/yr
  • 18-year prepay - $1845
  • 25-year prepay - $2652

Cord blood and placenta tissue - OTP $2499 (reg price $2799)

  • 12-month $3374
  • 24-month $3880
  • Storage - $250/yr
  • 18-year prepay - $3690
  • 25-year prepay - $5125

Cordblood, placenta tissue and placenta blood - OTP $3499 (reg price $3799)

  • 12-month $4724
  • 24-month $5432
  • Storage - $300/yr
  • 18-year prepay - $4428
  • 25-year prepay $6150

Cordblood, placenta tissue and placenta blood with Advanced bio banking - OTP $5499 (reg price $5799)

  • 12-month $7050
  • 24-month $7750
  • Storage - $550/yr
  • 18-year prepay - $8118
  • 25-year prepay - $11272

Accreditation

  • AABB
  • FDA

Laboratory

Lifebank USA’s laboratory is located at Cedar Knolls, NJ. It is a state-of the-art facility that is used for processing and storing stem cells. Average delivery times are less than a day because the laboratory is strategically located to 3 major airports served by major US airlines.

Services

  • Cord Blood Banking
  • Cord Tissue Banking
  • Placenta Blood Banking

 

Storage Used

Lifebank USA uses FDA-recommended collection bags for specimen collection. It has also been approved by the US Department of Health and Human Services for preserving cell metabolism, integrity between collection and processing. By using liquid CPD, more blood cells and CD34 cells are collected.

Stem Cell Sources

  • Cord blood
  • Umbilical cord
  • Placenta

Laboratory Report

  • Maternal blood testing
  • Cord blood testing
  • Blood typing
  • CD34 count
  • Placenta derived stem cell testing

Shipping Method

A medical courier picks up collected specimens once a request has been sent to Lifebank USA client services. This service is available 24/7, 365 days a year. No fees are collected. Average delivery times for collection time from the hospital to Lifebank USA’s laboratory is less than a day ensuring that your specimen’s integrity and stem cell yield is optimized.

Lifebank USA - Summary

Lifebank USA uses a placenta collection process that improves the amount of specimen (stem cells) harvested aside from collecting specimens from blood cord and tissues. The company offers discounts for 18 year storage plans but its standard one-year storage fees could prove to be too costly in the long run. Lifebank USA however, remains to be a strong choice for a blood cord banking company with its solid services.

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