| ||Are you looking for a cord blood banking facility and not sure how to start your search? Here are some tips to keep in mind when looking for a facility to store your baby's precious cord blood.|
- First and foremost, look for a facility that is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). The AABB is an international non-profit organization which develops standards and guidelines for institutions involved in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies.
- Research the company.
- Look for a facility that has been in business for 5 or more years.
- Inquire about the facility’s success rate for transplants using stored cells from their facility.
- Find more information on-line at the Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation.
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Author : Diba Tillery RN, BSN, IBCLC, CPST