Cord Blood Banking Bill Of Rights

Americord Raises Standards of Customer Service in Cord Blood Industry

New York – April 14, 2014 – Cord Blood Banking leader Americord today published a bill of rights it believes every cord blood banking client should expect to receive from their cord blood bank. Encompassing information as well as service, the “Cord Blood Banking Bill of Rights” covers fundamental issues such as transparency and equitable pricing and ensures that clients who are storing their cord blood, cord tissue, or placenta tissue receive the best service possible.

“We believe strongly that clients are entitled to the highest quality of service,” said Americord CEO Martin Smithmyer. “This begins with the clarity and accuracy of the information clients get from Americord about cord blood banking in general, and continues through every step of enrollment, collection, and storage of their baby’s stem cells.”

Among other issues, Americord’s Bill of Rights calls for transparency around the widespread practice of cord blood banks paying doctors for referrals to their clients. Smithmyer has explicitly denounced this practice, which Americord does not engage in, saying that is it not only unethical, but also a driver behind the high cost of cord blood banking.

Find the Cord Blood Banking Bill of Rights at http://cordadvantage.com/about-us/cord-blood-banking-bill-of-rights.html.
Please note: Americord Registry's activities are limited to collection of umbilical cord tissue from autogeneic donors. Americord Registry's possession of a New York State license for such collection does not indicate approval or endorsement of possible future uses or future suitability of cells derived from umbilical cord tissue. Cord blood and tissue prices are subject to change. Copyright 2008-2013 Americord Registry LLC Cord Blood Bank. All rights reserved. Americord Registry is headquartered in New York, NY.