February 10, 2014
When it comes to umbilical cord blood banking, CariCord is leading the pack in a highly-competitive industry. There are currently only 5 facilities in the world that are approved and licensed by the FDA to manufacture cord blood as a pharmaceutical drug. Out of these 5 facilities, we are the first and only company in the world to offer private umbilical cord blood banking in an FDA licensed laboratory. This definitely gives us a huge edge over the competition.
Choosing a cord blood bank is a serious decision, and it’s not something you can trust to a company that lacks the proper credentials. Our relationships and ties with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University of Colorado Cord Blood Bank (UCCBB), offer many years of research experience within this field. The UCCBB alone has 17 years of experience in collecting, banking and distributing cord blood. Over 30,000 women have been served during this time, over 8,500 cord blood units have been collected, and 660 of those cord blood units have been transplanted at more than 150 centers across the United States and around the world.
In addition, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Metro Denver , Colorado is directly adjacent to the Medical Center, Veteran’s Hospital and Colorado Children’s, and we are directly associated with these institutions, who are actively seeking out both current and future life-saving technologies to the best of their capabilities. When you choose CariCord, you can feel confident that you have chosen a company that isn’t just looking to be the best today, but is proactively seeking to be the best 10 years down the road, which could just be when our services become most valuable to you.
We process all of our units of umbilical cord blood in a Class 10,000 cGMP processing facility, and store them in a secure blood bank. Proper handling systems and security measures are given considerable thought, because we realize that our services could be the answer of hope in a life or death situation at some point, and that is not something we take lightly.
Saving your baby’s umbilical cord blood and tissue may seem like a difficult decision at first, especially when you look at paying for something that you won’t see immediate fruit from. But when you look at it as an investment in your child’s future, even decades down the road, you’ll realize it is well worth it. And you’ll be happy that you invested in your child’s future through a quality cord blood bank that will stand the test of time.