April 28, 2014
Are you considering cord blood banking for your soon-to-be-born child? Are you interested in learning about the benefits of storing your child’s stem cells in a cord blood registry and repository? Or are you just now learning about the benefits of stem cell research and regenerative medicine?
If any of these apply to you, you’ve come to the right place! CariCord’s website is a great place to learn more about the numerous benefits of umbilical cord blood and tissue banking. The medical breakthrough of cord blood banking has been in existence for over 20 years, and research is continuing to advance. Cord blood is now used to treat more than 80 diseases, some of which are life-threatening. More than 30,000 cord blood transplants have been performed over the last 2 decades, and the future looks extremely bright for cord blood banking, as stem cell research related to this field continues to advance.
There are two methods of cord blood banking. One is to donate your child’s cells to a public cord blood bank, and the other is to store them in a private family bank (also known as a cord blood registry and repository). CariCord offers both of these services. If you donate your child’s cord blood to a public bank, it will (in all probability) not be available for personal use. Additionally, only 15% of donations collected are actually banked, due to minimum size and other requirements. However, if you opt to store your child’s cells in a private family bank through CariCord, you can rest assured that they will be available for future use, as they will be securely stored in a cord blood registry and repository on the grounds of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
All of CariCord’s pricing plans for initial banking and year-to-year storage are listed online, which makes it easy for parents to make an informed decision. They will know exactly how much the banking and storage will cost, without worrying about hidden fees. CariCord currently offers special pricing on banking services when parents make the choice to save both their child’s cord blood AND cord tissue. Currently, you can save $400 and get 2 years of FREE storage, when you combine cord blood and tissue banking. This is the biggest discount we are currently offering and there are other discount options available as well.
If you’d like more information on CariCord, feel free to give us a call or chat online with one of our friendly customer service associates. We are here to answer all your questions and help you make an informed decision to secure your child’s future.