PRIVATE TISSUE BANKING


Utah Cord Bank offers private cord / placental blood and tissue cryopreservation options. The ability to store your child's stem cells can offer peace of mind knowing that you will always have access to pure, original, healthy stem cells if needed in the future.

Stem Cell therapies have shown to be a very effective supplement in many forms of treatment for enhanced healing, wound care, orthopedics, sexual health and more.

Below you will find commonly asked questions associated with Private Tissue Banking, as well as options & pricing in regard to processing and storage.

Private Tissue Banking - Frequently Asked Questions & Pricing

Company & Qualifications(7)

How long has Utah Cord Bank provided private tissue storage?
Since 2004, Utah Cord Bank has offered cord blood banking services.
Who directs the day-to-day business of the company?
Many cord blood banks have famous doctors on their Board of Directors; but they are not involved with the day-to-day operations. Utah Cord Bank’s staff are all full-time employees, it’s Medical Director, Laboratory Director and VP of Regulatory (who all have more than 15 years' combined experience in cord blood banking) oversee the daily operations of the lab. All cord blood processing is conducted by highly qualified technical staff.
Is Utah Cord bank a publicly-held or privately-held company?
Utah Cord Bank,LLC is a privately held company.
Is the company affiliated with a hospital or research institution?
We are not affiliated with any research institutions and we work with all hospitals.
Is the company involved in bio-tech research and development?
Utah Cord Bank works with several biotech companies, universities and pharmaceutical companies throughout the United States.
Is the lab inventory of cord blood collections, both public and private?
As of January 2015, there are over 10,000 samples stored privately. We are not a public cord blood bank.
Is the cord blood laboratory accredited by an agency that has specific standards for cord blood banks and conducts inspections? (ex: AABB, FACT, ISO)
The laboratory is FDA Registered.

Health & Safety (5)

Is the collection blood bag sterile, both inside and out, so that it can be used in the operating room for a C-section?
Yes, the collection bag is sterile so it can be used for C-section collection.
What tests does the lab perform for infectious disease markers?
We use donating mother's current blood testing results.
Does the lab ever reject cord blood collections on the basis of the tests of maternal blood, infectious diseases, or contamination?
If the donor fails any donor screening test, we do not store the cord blood. Depending on the type of bacteria, many samples can still be used. Just pre-treated with antibiotics prior to use.
Does the lab maintain a "quarantine tank" for the storage of blood that might be able to transmit an infection?
Yes, we keep samples that test positive in a separate quarantine tank.

Process (8)

Do they provide the option of collecting additional stem cells from the placenta or tissue of the umbilical cord?
The cord blood collection kit includes a sterile collection cup if you choose to store the umbilical cord tissue. At this time we do not currently offer placenta storage, but are looking at adding this service in the near future.
Will the cord blood company actively contact the labor and delivery staff for you or are parents responsible for keeping them informed and coordinated?
Utah Cord Bank recommends that you inform your healthcare provider of your intentions to collect your child’s cord blood; they will generally note it in your file. It is your responsibility to bring the collection kit with you to the hospital.
What collection method do they use: gravity drip or blood draw?
Our cord blood collection bag is gravity drip. It takes on average about 7-9 minutes for the blood to drain out of the cord blood into the blood bag.
What tests does the lab perform on maternal blood?
For private banking, the lab does not require maternal blood samples to be drawn for testing; we will use current prenatal blood test results from mom. There is a form in the kit, that mom takes to her physician and they will sign off that mom has been tested for HIV 1&2, RPR (Syphilis), HCV and HbsASg. All these tests are routinely performed on mom throughout her pregnancy.
What tests does the lab perform to measure the stem cell count of the processed cord blood and the stem cell viability?
Cord blood is analyzed for Total Nucleated Cell (TNC) count, CD34+ count (Hematopoietic stem cell count) and 7-AAD for viability.
Does the lab/bank inform parents, prior to storage, if the collection is too small for a transplant, and give them the option not to save it?
If the cord blood falls below standard volume and total nucleated cell count, Utah Cord Bank will contact the parents and allow them to make the decision on whether they would like to store their child’s cord blood or have it discarded.
Does the lab/bank offer parents a refund if the cord blood collection has certain problems (contamination, low volume)?
These refunds are typically only offered if the bank performed the collection as part of their service. If a sample is not viable to store, all monies are refunded, less $150.
What information will parents receive in the final report about their stored cord blood?
Parents will receive a certificate of storage with all the test results. We encourage parents to store the Certificate of Storage with their child’s important medical records.

Products & Services (1)

What other medical services does the company perform?
Utah Cord Bank does cord blood banking and umbilical cord tissue for private storage, as well as manufacture cutting-edge regenerative medicines that have shown to enhance health, effects on Anti-aging, rapid wound care, increased sexual health and many other benefits.

Options/Pricing

Option - 1

Price $964


$115 Annual Storage
$849 Cord Blood Processing

Option - 2

Price $1249


$200 Annual Storage
$1049 Blood & Tissue Processing

Option - 3

Price $1334


$485 5 Years of Storage
$849 Cord Blood Processing

Option - 4

Price $1899


$850 5 Years of Storage
$1049 Blood & Tissue Processing

Option - 5

Price $2599


$1750 20 Years of Storage
$849 Cord Blood Processing

Option - 6

Price $4089


$3040 20 Years of Storage
$1049 Blood & Tissue Processing