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Monthly Archives: April 2012
If I ever need the cord blood or cord tissue from your cord blood storage bank, how do I get it back?
Retrieving a cord blood or cord tissue sample from storage is very straight-forward process. You would simply complete a medical release form and the cells and medical information are then transferred to whatever facility that is doing the stem cell … Continue reading
Should I Bank My Baby’s Cord Blood? Top Four Reasons I Should Bank My Baby’s Cord Blood If you are considering cord blood banking, note that Americord follows the best practices for cord blood and cord tissue collection and storage, … Continue reading
I am having this baby soon. How long does it take to get a cord blood or cord tissue collection kit?
We send the kit via FedEx and so you should have it within a few days after you enroll with us. If you start do go into labor after enrolling but before you receive your cord blood collection kit, we … Continue reading
What Are The Best Sources Of Stem Cells? Click here to find out. If you are considering cord blood banking, note that Americord follows the best practices for cord blood and cord tissue collection and storage, including the FDA, the … Continue reading
ViaCord says they are Heparin Free. Does Americord use Heparin in your cord blood bags? Is Heparin good or bad?
Our two main competitors, Viacord and Cord Blood Registry or CBR both promote the fact that they use either Heparin free bags (Viacord) or bags with Heparin (CBR) as a selling point. The forcefulness of the arguments frankly is a … Continue reading
Win The New iPad and Cord Blood Banking at No Cost with Americord by Attending New York Baby Show on Saturday and Sunday May 19 and 20, 2012. Americord announced today that attendees visiting the company’s exhibitor booth at the … Continue reading
Americord uses specialized cryo-bags, not vials for storage. The older vial-based method increases the potential of seepage of liquid nitrogen in and out of the screw-top lids of the vials, a concern especially in liquid phase storage. Additionally, vials are … Continue reading
Click Here to Link to an Article about Understanding Cord Blood And Cerebral Palsy If you are considering cord blood banking, note that Americord follows the best practices for cord blood and cord tissue collection and storage, including the FDA, … Continue reading
How long can you store cord blood and cord tissue for? Just the 20 years? What how much do we pay after that?
Companies have only been storing cord blood for only the last 20-25 years or so, and for cord tissue a bit less than this, and there is no evidence that cord blood cannot be stored indefinitely at liquid nitrogen temperatures … Continue reading