Is Cord Blood Banking Worth The Cost?

Leading provider of cord blood banking challenges CBR and ViaCord on price

Feb 11, 2013, 09:21 ET from Americord Registry

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2013  /PRNewswire/-- Americord Registry announced that it would match any competitor's prices for cord blood banking and cord tissue banking. The guarantee is part of numerous efforts the company has underway to simplify cord blood banking for parents interested in keeping their child's most easily accessible stem cells after birth. The company is committed to providing the highest quality cord blood banking at the most affordable price and wants to make it easier for parents-to-be to make the decision to bank stem cells from their baby's cord blood.


Americord is widely known to offer cord blood banking for approximately 50% less than its competitors, but company executives are aware that the way competitors advertise pricing is confusing and can be misleading. With Americord's promise to meet any competitor's price, potential clients can show any competitor's pricing for cord blood banking and Americord will match it. More than just a guarantee, the price match policy is an example of how Americord looks to provide customer service that simplifies cord blood banking and truly addresses the needs and concerns of parents-to-be who may be overwhelmed by the volume and complexity of information about cord blood banking.

Americord's commitment to simplifying cord blood banking underlies many of their policies. The company's prices for banking stem cells from cord blood and cord tissue include the cost of 
the medical courier as well as 20 years of storage in their state-of-the-art CLIA Certified, AABB accredited laboratory, as well as an $80,000 product quality guarantee. Americord's prices also include a collection kit that contains all of the equipment the mother's medical practitioner will need to collect the baby's stem cells as soon as she gives birth. In addition, although clients provide their credit card information to Americord upon enrollment, they are not charged until their baby is born, the cord blood has been collected, and the laboratory has verified that the collection exceeds strict industry benchmarks for cell count, volume, and condition. Finally, Americord does not charge a cancellation fee, even if the cancellation is at the last minute.

About Americord Registry

Americord Registry is a leader in the advancement of umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and placenta tissue banking. Americord collects, processes, and stores newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood for future medical or therapeutic use, including the treatment of more than 80 blood diseases such as sickle cell anemia and leukemia. Founded in 2008, Americord is registered with the FDA and operates in all 50 states. The company's laboratory is CLIA Certified, accredited by the AABB and complies with all federal and state guidelines and applicable licenses. Americord is headquartered in New York, NY. You may visit Americord Registry's website at for more information. You may also find Americord Registry on Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.

Andrew Flook
Americord Registry

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