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If a cord blood bank is registered with FDA, does that mean that the cord bank is FDA approved?

All cord blood banks are required to register with the FDA. They must list their products and methods, along with several other requirements. This does not mean they are FDA-approved. It simply means that specific establishment has met all the notification requirements necessary to operate, as set forth by the FDA. CariCord, however, is both FDA registered and operates in an FDA-approved lab.

A searchable database with all registered cord blood banks is available on the FDA website.