Americord Registry announced that it would match any competitor's prices for cord blood banking and cord tissue banking. The matched pricing is part of numerous efforts the company has underway to simplify cord blood banking for parents interested in keeping their child's most easily accessible stem cells after birth.
Americord's commitment to simplifying cord blood banking underlies many of their policies. The company's prices for banking stem cells from cord blood and cord tissue include the cost of
the medical courier as well as 20 years of storage in their state-of-the-art CLIA-certified, AABB accredited laboratory, as well as an $80,000 product quality guarantee. Americord's prices also include a collection kit that contains all of the equipment the mother's medical practitioner will need to collect the baby's stem cells as soon as she gives birth. In addition, although clients provide their credit card information to Americord upon enrollment, they are not charged until their baby is born, the cord blood has been collected, and the laboratory has verified that the collection exceeds strict industry benchmarks for cell count, volume, and condition. Finally, Americord does not charge a cancellation fee, even if the cancellation is at the last minute.