What Is Cord Blood?

Cord blood is an easily accessible source of stem cells that is available only when a baby is born. Cord blood remains in the umbilical cord and in the placenta following the birth of a baby. The cord blood and the placenta are routinely discarded after birth. Every year millions of parents miss out on the opportunity to collect stem cells at the only time they are available, right after birth.

Body System Building Blocks

The type of stem cells that are recovered at birth from the umbilical cord and placenta, called cord blood stem cells, are classified as hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). HSCs can become any of the blood cells and cellular blood components in our bodies (such as white blood cells, red blood cells, platelets, etc.). Transplants of stem cells from cord blood are an effective therapy for certain blood borne and genetic diseases, including various types of leukemia and lymphoma.

Cord Blood 2.0™ Preserves Up To Twice As Many Stem Cells

Americord takes cord blood banking to the next level with Cord Blood 2.0™, enabling you to preserve up to twice as many stem cells compared to a typical cord blood collection.

Our two-step process starts with our innovative and patent-pending* Gravity Stand™, which is exclusively available through Americord, to collect cord blood. Your baby’s cord blood then goes through a proprietary process at our lab to extract up to twice as many stem cells compared to a traditional cord blood collection.

Cord Blood 2.0™ is an important advancement for parents looking to preserve their baby’s stem cells, and it is only available through Americord.

Why is it important?

Stem cells in the placental and umbilical cord blood are genetically unique to your baby and family. They can be used to treat various medical problems for your child, his or her siblings, and other family members. With more than 80 diseases now treatable using cord blood stem cells, the motivation for collecting this valuable and potentially life-saving material is clear.

More Stem Cells = More Medical Options

Until now, a significant limitation of cord blood banking has been that the number of stem cells that are preserved in a typical cord blood collection are only sufficient to treat someone who weighs up to about 65 pounds if doctors follow best practices. With Cord Blood 2.0™, up to twice as many stem cells can be preserved, making it possible to treat larger patients or expand treatment opportunities for smaller patients.

When can you save it?

Cord blood (along with cord tissue and placenta tissue, which also contain stem cells) can only be collected right after a baby is born. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand your baby’s and your family’s future options for medical treatment.

Saving stem cells is effortless

Americord offers state-of-the-art services so that parents can easily save cord blood stem cells and preserve them for years to come. We also offer a variety of payment plans, and our prices all include 20 years of storage for your baby’s stem cells.

Quality and affordability

Preserving stem cells is one of the smartest decisions you can make when it comes to the wellbeing of your baby and other family members.  Once you make the decision to preserve cord blood stem cells along with cord tissue or placenta tissue stem cells, compare Americord to the other leading cord blood banking and cord tissue banking companies, such as Viacord or CBR.

  • Americord has set a new standard for dependable, personalized customer service — our commitment to our customers is unmatched in the industry, and we’ll be here for you for years to come with unwavering dedication to your family.
  • Americord’s prices for cord blood banking are far lower than our competitors’ prices.

Don’t accept second best when it comes to preserving your baby’s cord blood stem cells for the future. Contact us today so we can help put you on the path that will lead to a potentially healthier future for you and your loved ones.

* U.S. Trademark Application No. 86337453