Compare Cord Blood Banks

ViaCord works tirelessly to be the best cord blood bank. Many OBGYNs and families trust ViaCord to be the best cord blood bank, but expecting parents often struggle to determine the cord blood bank that's the best choice for them. To help make the comparison a bit easier, we have tried to breakdown the different companies by the features most important to you. We hope this is a helpful tool in making the choice that's right for your family.


 

Company Overview

ViaCord

Cord Blood Registry

CryoCell

Ownership

PerkinElmer, Inc.

GI Partners

Cryo-Cell International, Inc.

Portfolio

    Diversified Global Health

Private Equity - Real Estate, Healthcare & IT

Cord Blood Banking

Business Structure

Public Company, NYSE: PKI  

Privately-Held Company

Public Company, OTCMKTS: CCEL

Ownership Changes
Last 10 Years

0

3

0

Sustained Profitability  
5+ Consecutive Years of Profitability

Yes

Unknown - Not Publicly Available

No

Business Transparency

ViaCord

Cord Blood Registry

CryoCell

Cord Blood Processing Results

Discloses Results of Units Released
For Transplants

X

X

5-year Annual Storage
Fee Guarantee

X

X

Annual Storage Fee Increases
Last 5 Years

0

2

1

Financial Performance

X



Laboratory Credentials

ViaCord

Cord Blood Registry

CryoCell

CLIA Certified


X


FDA Registered

AABB Accredited for Cord Blood

AABB Accredited For Cord Tissue

X

X

Cord Blood Overview

ViaCord

Cord Blood Registry

CryoCell

Significant Processing Experience

Units Released For Transplants

> 500

> 500

< 150


Transplant Survival Rate


> 80%


Not disclosed


Not disclosed

Quality Product Guarantee

5-Compartment Multi- 
Use Storage Bag

X

Standard Service Includes
Celiac Risk Results

X

X

Optional Genomic Testing

X

X

Cord Tissue Overview

ViaCord

Cord Blood Registry

CryoCell


Saves All Cell Types




5-Compartment Multi-
Use Storage Bag

X

X

Processes and Extracts
Cells Before Storage

X

X

AABB Accredited

X

X

Cell Processing Method Established

X

X

Standard Service Includes
Cost To Extract Cord Tissue Cells

X

X

Fees Overview

ViaCord

Cord Blood Registry

CryoCell


Year 1 Cord Blood & Cord Tissue

$2945

$2830

$3170


Annual Storage Fee Per Sample

$175

$180

$175






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