Cord Blood Banking Comparison
Compare our services and expertise with other cord blood banks. Not all blood banks are created equal.
There are many cord blood banks, all offering similar services. So how do you choose? Consider the following criteria as helpful guidelines to compare cord blood banks.
A good indication of whether a company will be around in the future is sometimes how long they’ve been in business in the past. So look for a cord blood bank that possesses a strong track record. Founded in 1989, Cryo-Cell is one of the largest and most established family cord blood banks.
As a publicly traded company, Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Bank is governed by the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), which means our financial information is audited by an independent firm, and is available to the public. Unless a company is publicly traded, it is difficult to determine their financial status.
In May 2005, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA
) began regulating family cord blood banks through promulgation of 21 CFR 1271, current Good Tissue Practices. Beyond the federal government, several states (California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland) have applicable regulations. In addition, several organizations offer accreditation to their standards—AABB
is one. Cryo-Cell is FDA registered, cGMP-/cGTP-compliant and is licensed in all states requiring licenses. In addition to being AABB accredited, we are ISO 9001:2008 certified by BSI, an internationally recognized, quality assessment organization. Our list of licenses and accreditations make Cryo-Cell the recognized quality leader.
Control of Processing and Storage
Make sure the cord blood bank you choose is not simply a marketing outlet. Some companies do not perform their own processing or storage. Cryo-Cell, however, operates its own state-of-the-art processing, testing and cryopreservation operation. We are in complete control of every step, ensuring the highest quality available today.
Certainly one measure to validate a company’s laboratory operation is whether or not the cells are useful in transplant upon thawing. Every sample Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Bank has released has proven to be viable upon thawing. Our perfect record allows us to offer the Cryo-Cell Cares $75,000 Payment GuaranteeSM
. What’s more, Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Bank processed and banked samples have been successfully used in a number of life-saving stem cell transplants. View Transplant Matrix
In addition to Cryo-Cell’s high levels of accredited quality, we provide great value to our clients.
Cryo-Cell Cord Blood Bank has a history of industry firsts. In addition to being a pioneer in cord blood banking, we are also on the forefront of cord blood research and development through our partnership/affiliation with Saneron. Click here to learn more about Saneron
Your choice of a cord blood bank isn’t something to experiment with—often there is safety in numbers. Cryo-Cell is one of the largest and most established cord blood banks. Don’t trust your stem cells to a firm without a substantial track record. View our Competitive Code of Conduct
This information is accurate as of February 1st, 2012.
1Fee schedule subject to change without notice.
2Why is cGMP-/cGTP - compliance important? cGMP and cGTP are standards established by the FDA. In May 2005, FDA established current Good Tissue Practices (cGTPs) for cord blood banks.
3Cryo-Cell exceeds FDA requirements by operating a cGMP-/cGTP-compliant facility.
4See our Features and Benefits page on www.cryo-cell.com for more details. Certain terms and conditions apply, as outlined in our enrollment.
5The cost of our medical courier service is $150 in the Continental USA, and $200 in AK, HI and PR.
6International clients must choose a courier service, and will be billed directly by their selected courier.