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Family Bank: Affordable Cord Care
Affordable Cord Care was founded to offer America’s most affordable storage for umbilical cord blood.
Labs and Locations
Affordable Cord Care has contracted with Vitalant New Jersey to provide laboratory services. Vitalant New Jersey, formerly known as Commuity Blood Services, is a member of the national network of public cord blood banks.
Affordable Cord Care was founded by Daniel Richard, the original founder of Cryo-Cell International in 1989. He retired from Cryo-Cell in 2002 at age 72, but came out of retirement to launch Affordable Cord Care in 2020. Affordable Cord Care is managed by Leslie Carmen, owner of Carmen Care Advanced Laser Therapy in Boca Raton, Florida.
Cord blood processing at the laboratory of Vitalant New Jersey is manual in a closed system with Pall cord blood processing kits.
Licensing & Accreditation
The laboratory Vitalant New Jersey is accredited by AABB and has provided cord blood for over 300 transplants.
The first year of processing and storage costs $788, follpowed by storage fees of $89/year.