Your guide to saving stem cells.

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A personal decision. We’ve created this simple guide to answer the important questions you should ask when considering where to cord blood bank.

Industry Experience

CBR
Viacord*
StemCyte
How many newborn stem cell units‡‡ does the company have stored?
500K+
(Largest newborn stem cell lab in the world)
300K
30K
How many
FDA-regulated clinical trials is the company investing in?
5
0
0
Which company is the #1 choice of OB/GYNs3 and expecting parents?


Processing and Collection

CBR
Viacord*
StemCyte
Who has the highest published cell recovery rate after red blood reduction?
99%
(Due to AXP advanced automated processing technology)
~80%*, 2, 73
N/A**
Does the company remove red blood cells – a common industry practice?
Yes
Yes
No**

Who preserves more cells for a longer time period during transit? At 24 hours?

48 hours?

96.60% 71
(Heparin)

95.90% 71
(Heparin)

85.90% 71
(CPD)

66.90% 71
(CPD)

85.90% 71
(CPD)

66.90% 71
(CPD)

Does the company save all cord tissue cell types to maximize future potential treatments?
Yes#
No
No


Stability and Longevity

CBR
Viacord*
StemCyte
How many families have used their stem cells for treatment?
260+
260
4** ††
Does the company own its storage facility?
Yes
No††
No††
Does the company have a consistent track record of profitability?
Yes
Yes
Unknown††
Are the samples stored in a safe location?
Yes
Arizona (Low risk of natural disasters)
No
Kentucky (High tornado risk)
No
California (High earthquake risk)

Accreditations:

FDA Registered

AABB

ISO 9001:2008 Certified

FACT

 

Not required for family bank

 

 

Not required for family bank

 

 


Price

Cord Blood Only
CBR
Viacord*
StemCyte
Total Price (Year one)§
$1,995
$2,250
$2,300
Annual Storage
(Starting year two)4
$130
$125
$125

Cord Blood and Cord Tissue
CBR
Viacord*
StemCyte
Total Price (Year one)
$2,995
$3,245
$3,095
Annual Storage (Starting year two)4
$260
$275
$195
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* Accessed 12.2.13 www.viacord.com
† Accessed 12.2.13 www.stemcyte.com
‡ Blind survey, Gfk Market Measure for CBR. 07.12.
§ An annual storage fee is charge each year following your baby's first birthday.
|| Based on 78-81%
# Cbr Systems, Inc.’s activities for New York State residents are limited to collection of umbilical cord tissue and long-term storage of umbilical cord-derived stem cells. Cbr Systems, Inc.’s possession of a New York State license for such collection and long-term storage does not indicate approval or endorsement of possible future uses or future suitability of these cells.
** Refers to samples stored at StemCyte's family bank
†† If information was not available on company website, data was based on the best information available.
‡‡ "Newborn stem cell units" refers to cord blood and cord tissue samples