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Cord Blood Options Cord Blood Registry (CBR) provides
family or private cord blood banking.
The company is located in San Bruno,
California while the laboratory and
storage areas are in Tucson, Arizona.
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Cord Blood Banking The bank is FDA (Food and Drug
Association) and accredited by the
Cord Blood Storage American Association of Blood Banks
(AABB). Cord Blood Registry has
Cord Blood Services secured the stem cells of three
hundred and twenty-five thousand
Cryo-Cell Cord Blood infants thus far and boasts a ninety-
nine percent cell-recovery rate. This is
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average of eighty-one percent.
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Cord Blood Registry Cord Blood Registry offers clients the option of collecting using either a blood bag or syringe.
Thus far, twenty-five thousand doctors at three thousand hospitals have collected stem cells
for Cord Blood Registry. The company provides the collection kits and also provides kits that
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can collect blood from C-section deliveries.
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The blood is normally collected within fifteen minutes of delivery from the placenta or severed
» umbilical cord of the child. This process does not harm or cause any pain to the mother or
child. The collection kits provided are ready to be shipped as-is and are handled using the
One-Step Shipping service.
This service delivers the kits from any location in the United States to the Arizona laboratory
within twenty-four hours. If a client lives in an international location accommodations are
made to ensure delivery of the sample to the laboratory within thirty-six hours of collection.
The laboratory in Tucson, Arizona is
state-of-the-art and overseen by one
of the world’s experts on cord blood
system cell banking. A client’s sample
on arrival is isolated from others in
vapour-phase cryogenic isolation
during processing and testing.
The sample is also tested for
contaminants before and after
processing to ensure that it remains
clean during its stay in the laboratory.
After being screened, the blood is
stored in liquid nitrogen tanks that are
tested every month for contamination.
In order to ensure that samples are not mixed up, Cord Blood Registry employs a triple
identification system. In this system, each client is assigned a unique bar-code that is
associated with the collection kit, paperwork and sample. The bar-codes are secured in
protective layers to guarantee that they never fall off. In addition to this, a client
identification label is permanently attached to every associated vial and the samples are
stored in locations that are recorded precisely in a computer system.
If or when the stored stem cells are required, Cord Blood Registry makes arrangements to
send them safely and quickly to the client’s hospital. Thus far, Cord Blood Registry has
provided one hundred and forty-four samples for transplant usage.
Enrolling with Cord Blood Registry can be done online or over the phone. It is recommended
that clients enrol in at least in the second trimester of pregnancy. Once enrolling is complete,
the collection kit is delivered to the clients. The total first-year fee is estimated at $2195.00
for cord blood banking and $2915.00 for cord blood banking and cord tissue banking.
Payment plans spanning six to forty-eight months are offered to cover these costs.
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