What is Cord Blood?
Cord blood, which is found in the umbilical cord and in the placenta, is an easily accessible source of stem cells that are available when a baby is born. Cord blood remains in the umbilical cord and in the placenta following the birth of a baby. The Cord blood is routinely discarded in the hospital along with the placenta after birth, and every day millions of parents miss out on the opportunity to collect stem cells at the only time they can – which is just after a baby is born. The cord blood stem cells in the placental and umbilical cord blood are genetically unique to your baby and family, and can be used to treat various medical problems for your child, his or her siblings, and other family members. With more than 80 diseases now treatable using cord blood stem cells, the motivation for collecting this valuable and potentially life-saving material is clear.
Americord offers state-of-the-art services so that parents can easily save cord blood stem cells and preserve them for years to come without paying an additional annual storage fee. Furthermore, as soon as you enroll with Americord, we make sure everything is organized to preserve your baby’s stem cells – you don’t have to worry about anything else before your delivery day. Just take the Americord Collection Kit to the hospital with you, call the number on the kit after your medical professional has made the umbilical cord blood collection, and Americord’s medical courier will come right to the hospital to pick up the kit from your bedside and rush it to our laboratory. You can rest easy knowing that you have expanded your baby’s options for medical treatment throughout his or her lifetime. And with our proprietary CordAdvantage product (available later this year), we will offer the unique and cutting-edge ability to also preserve stem cells from cord blood in the placenta in addition to the umbilical cord blood banking. Cord Advantage may preserve up to 10 times more stem cells than can be saved from umbilical cord blood alone.
Cord blood, cord tissue, placenta tissue, and placenta cord blood can only be collected right after a baby is born. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand your baby’s and your family’s future options for medical treatment. With Americord by your side, preserving stem cells is effortless and affordable. We offer a variety of easy payment plans and pledge to be there whenever you need us.
Once you make the decision to preserve cord blood stem cells along with cord tissue or placenta tissue stem cells, compare Americord to the other leading cord blood banking and cord tissue banking companies, such as Viacord or CBR. Americord has set a new standard for dependable, personalized customer service, and our prices for cord blood banking are far lower than our competitors’ prices. Don’t accept second best when it comes to preserving your baby’s cord blood stem cells for the future. Americord’s commitment to our customers is unmatched in the industry, and we’ll be here for you for years to come with unwavering dedication to your family. We are committed to making sure you have peace of mind that you’ve made the right choice when you turn to Americord for all of your cord blood banking needs. Preserving stem cells is one of the smartest decisions you can make when it comes to the wellbeing of your baby and other family members. Contact us today so we can help put you on the path that will lead to a potentially healthier future for you and your loved ones.