How banking works

Types of cord blood banks

Type of Bank Private: Family Public: Transplants Public: Research
Cost to Parent $1,500 - $2,000
first year cost
Free Free
Cord Blood Owner Parents Bank Bank
Who uses blood Baby or immediate family Unrelated transplant patients
or Scientists
Scientists, maybe patients in clinical trials too
How blood
is used
Related transplants or Cell therapy Unrelated transplants or
Research or Discard
Research
Income to Bank Parents Approx $30K per transplant or sales for research Sales of cell therapy drugs & devices
Table copyright Frances Verter, PhD 2012 - 2013