Newborn Blood Banking, Inc. laboratories are located in Tampa, Florida. Testimonials show that among parents who have used Newborn Blood Banking, Inc reviews are good. They are a private company, storing whole cord blood cryogenically until the time it is needed. Newborn began storing cord blood in 1997. Cord blood is stored cryogenically in freezers dedicated to storing only cord blood. The owner of Newborn lives in the Tampa Bay area and stores his own child’s cord blood at the facility.
Newborn uses a syringe extraction method for the cord blood. They store all of the cord blood, or what is called whole blood, rather than spinning it down to solely the stem cells. Some studies show viability is increased in cells which are handled less and cord blood with high red blood cell counts have been shown to engraft faster than units without high red blood cell counts. Up to 120 cc of blood will be stored. A small 1 cc bag is stored separately for testing purposes.
The cost for Newborn Blood Banking is $1095. This includes a registration fee of $200, a processing fee of $746 and a first year storage fee of $149. A $100 discount is available to those who choose to register at least 30 days prior to delivery and an additional $100 discount is available for those able to provide completed paperwork, including medical records, at least 1 week prior to delivery.
Parents must select and make arrangements with a delivery courier on their own. Both FedEx and Air Net are available for this task. Air Net is a delivery service specializing in biological shipping. An annual storage fee of $149 will be due each year thereafter. For parents willing to pay for long-term storage in advance (18 years), a discount is also made available for storage fees. Mothers should complete their prenatal testing with their doctor prior to their delivery date. Prenatal testing will normally include tests for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B and C. Patients should seek the advice of their physician regarding what tests are recommended for them.