What is cord blood banking?

Cord blood banking is the process of collecting and storing your baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells for potential medical use.

How does it work at ViaCord?

At ViaCord, our approach to cord blood and tissue banking is simple: Apply the most advanced science to deliver the highest-quality stem cell collection and storage process in order to achieve the best results for families. That approach has guided our growth and success for nearly two decades. Today ViaCord is the leading provider of cord blood stem cells for transplant or infusion.1

How Does Cord Blood Banking Work?

After you enroll with ViaCord, we ship you a cord blood collection kit in the mail. Give your medical team a heads up and on the big day provide them with the kit. Once your baby is born (yippee!), and after your umbilical cord is cut, your doctor or midwife will insert a needle to collect the remaining blood. It takes about 5 minutes. Once the collection kit is ready for pick up call ViaCord and a courier is dispatched to your location. After your unit arrives at ViaCord’s Processing Lab, specialists will process your baby’s stem cells to maximize cell yield. They are then transferred to a transplant-ready cryobag for storage at or below ≤ -170º C (brrr). If you ever need to retrieve your stem cells, call us.

Follow this link to learn more about cord tissue banking.

No payment due until you deliver.

*Limited Time Only: Savings may be applied to ViaCord's Cord Blood first year, one - time service fee. No payment due until time of delivery. Cannot be combined with any other special offers or payment plans greater than 12 months. If enrolling online, enter promo code WBAPR200 in the promo box located at the bottom of the enrollment page. The $200 savings will be reflected in the Subtotal. The $200 savings offer expires 04/30/2017 11:59 PM EST. Applies only to new enrollments. If service is discontinued prior to delivery, a $150 fee will be charged. Prices subject to change. Click for a complete list of pricing details.

*Important Notes About ViaCord Pricing*

  • There is no payment due until the time of delivery. 
  • Annual storage fees are guaranteed not to change for 25 years. 
  • If service is discontinued prior to delivery a $150 fee will be charged. 
  • Existing clients are eligible for discount pricing
  • All payment plans include shipping, courier fees, collection kit, and processing; 
    annual or prepaid storage fees also apply.
  • See our Pricing Calculator for additional processing options and rates for 6 & 12 month payment plans.
  • 18 & 48 month payment plans are also available, call for details.
  • Some obstetricians may charge a fee for collecting. You should discuss this with your caregiver. 
  • Discounts cannot be combined with any other special offers or
    payment plans greater than 12 months, and apply to new enrollments only. 
  • We can only process collections for deliveries that take place within the United States and Puerto Rico. 
    Additional shipping fees to Puerto Rico apply. Call for details.
  • Pricing is subject to change.