New England Cord Blood Bank

About

New England Cord Blood Bank (NECBB), established in 1995, is a privately held family business that offers processing and storage of stem cells from your baby’s umbilical cord blood and tissue for use in the treatment of over 80 different diseases.  We process, test, verify, and cryopreserve collected stem cells at our state of the art facility just outside of Boston. We offer competitive rates and interest free payment plans.

Labs and Locations

NECBB owns and operates its own cryogenic facility just outside of Boston, MA.

Business Experience

New England Cord Blood Bank is a subsidiary of New England Cryogenic Center. They have operated their own cryogenic storage facility since 1971 and have stored cord blood since 1995. NECBB has approximately 53,000 cord blood collections stored at their laboratory. Staff are available at all times to answer parent inquiries.

Collection Kit

NECBB uses Pall cord blood collection bags and Prevantics disinfection supplies. The collection bag is pre-filled with citrate phosphate dextrose (CPD) which is an FDA approved anti-coagulant as well as a cell preservative.  Our Pall collection bags are sterile for use in the OR during C-section births.

Transportation Container

The transportation container is validated to maintain room temperature under test conditions.  

Shipping Info:

NECBB contract price includes shipping (unless special delivery is warranted), but there is extra cost for clients outside the US.  Standard shipping is by FedEx, and courier shipping is available within the USA for $50 extra. The courier is available for local pick ups, and employees of the bank will pick up the blood from selected hospitals.

Processing Method

NECBB uses the state of the art, fully automated Sepax processing system from Biosafe.  The Sepax processing kit is a sterile, single-use, functionally closed system, so that the cord blood never comes into contact with the external environment. For low volume collections, manual processing is an alternate option.

Components Stored

The component stored after processing contains white blood cells and stem cells, plus testing portions which are used prior to any transplant to test the stem cells and to do HLA matching prior to use of the unit for a transplant. There are two integrally attached test segments for confirmatory HLA typing.  We also put away three test aliquots for any additional testing such as initial HLA, hemoglobinopathy assay, or post-thaw viability.

Storage Method

Final storage is in blood bags.
Storage container is encased in over wrap.
Freezer uses liquid nitrogen.

Licensing & Accreditation

Registered and inspected by the FDA
Accredited by AABB

Clinical Experience

Number of family cord blood collections released for therapy: 12
The bank also develops research products from cord blood donation.

Insurance

Parents are provided with a personalized letter from our director outlining the results of the cord blood processing: cord blood volume processed, total nucleated cell count, CD34+ count, viability, maternal viral testing, and fluid culture results.  The letter also explains all of this information in an easy to understand manner.  Clients may also receive personal contact from the director to discuss any results that may be out of the reference range or need further explanation.

Community Service

Discounts for military personnel, police, and fire personnel.
Discounts to medical doctors, and staff.

Prices

USA PRICES
Enrollment + courier + processing + 1st storage fee = $1,799 (cord blood only)
Annual storage fee $125
Discounts for pre-paid annual storage (20% off for 20 years).
Interest free payment plans for 12 and 24 months available upon request.
Returning parent discount $625

MEXICO PRICES
Enrollment + courier + processing + 1st storage fee = $1,300.
Annual storage fee $125
Discounts for pre-paid annual storage.
Interest free payment plans for 3, 6, and 9 months available upon request.
Special discount available.

Additional Services

NECBB also offers storage of cord tissue, stem cells from dental pulp, and stem cells from adipose tissue.

Prices with Additional Services

Cord Only: $1,799 (first year fee with $125 annual storage every year thereafter)                            
Cord Only: $3,594 (20 year pre-paid)

Cord & Tissue: $2,423 (first year fee with $250 annual storage every year thereafter)                    
Cord & Tissue: $6,013 (20 year pre-paid)