Cord Blood Registry Alternatives And Competitors


Founded in 1992, Cord Blood Registry (CBR) is among the oldest cord blood banks in America, with one of the most trusted reputations. CBR operates out of an 80,000 square-foot laboratory in Tuscon, Arizona and has stored more than 875,000 cord blood and tissue samples to date.

Most notable is CBR’s recovery rate of 99 percent, which is the highest published rate of all cord banks.

Recovery rates are important, because you want to pick a bank that will not only securely store your child’s cord blood, but will do so with the highest safety and preservation standards. After all, you may not use your baby’s cord blood until many years down the road.

CBR is fully accredited by the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks), and is FDA and CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) registered. CRB has several flexible payment options, with plans starting at $49 per month.

1. Americord

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2. Cryo-Cell

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3. Viacord

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4. StemCyte

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5. Maze Cord Blood

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