I don't know too much about Cord Blood Banking but I just received this newsletter this morning from MedHelp on it and there is a contest running:
Hope this helps.
Thanks Seattle--- this is super info for everyone regarding Cord Blood. I got mine in my MedHelp Newsletter this morning, too.
We banked our babies cord blood last year. Our initial cost was about $1000 and we pay an annual storage fee of $125. We opted for a private company which ensures that only our family can access it. We did not have a cord blood bank locally, so ours is banked at a facility one province west of us. We are in Canada, so not certain if costs are the same where you are.
I honestly have no idea on what the cost is here in the states, we are west coast too so definitely would be interesting to know. Thanks adgal for posting a ballpark figure.
I am seeing too that the prices vary. I guess the best thing is to call around and do some research here locally.
Thanks - this is all super info on the cost of blood cord banking!
Thanks everyone this gives me such a great start :)
No problem, hope this helped, I am still learning about it all too :D
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you should definitely not base your decision on how close the bank is to you. even companies that are based in your area probably have labs somewhere else to store all of the cord blood. look for a lab that is accredited, is financially stable, and has some sort of plan of action should they ever go out of business. my personal choice was americord, check it out here http://cordadvantage.com/faq/about-americord-registry
I really have no idea about cost. While searching for the cost that they charge for storing stem cells i got this link http://www.lifecell.in/pricing-payment.aspx
what can be the cost of buying one unit of cord blood especially in India