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Family Bank: MiracleCord

MiracleCord

About

MiracleCord is an industry leading cord blood and cord tissue bank offering advanced and comprehensive stem cell banking services.

Labs and Locations

MiracleCord's laboratory facilities are located in Indiana and California. These state-of-the-art laboratories remain on the forefront of stem cell research and technology. With nearly two decades of experience, MiracleCord's labs are FDA registered and AABB accredited, which ensures that they adhere to the industry's most stringent guidelines for processing and storing cord blood and cord tissue. The labs receive and process cord blood and cord tissue 7 days per week, 365 days a year, giving MiracleCord the unique ability to process your baby’s stem cells with TimeCritical Processing. All specimens are protected in a high-security facility with multi-layer temperature monitoring and manifold emergency power sources, including redundant battery and generator back-up systems.

Business Experience

MiracleCord’s laboratory facilities were founded in the mid 1990’s with a mission to provide parents with access to cutting-edge techniques for cryopreservation, enhanced cell culture, and tissue engineering. In 2011 the Indiana lab expanded with the installation of a Praxair 9,000 gallon liquid nitrogen tank designed to allow expansion of the storage facility to accommodate nearly 200,000 cord blood storage collections. The new nitrogen storage capacity and internal piping system is now one of the largest in the country.

Collection Kit

MiracleCord’s StemCare® thermal collection kit includes an FDA-approved sterile cord blood collection bag that is Heparin-free. MiracleCord's collection kit was specifically designed to protect cord blood and cord tissue from fluctuations in ambient temperature while in transport. As part of the cord blood and cord tissue collection services, MiracleCord's StemCare® technology meets the stringent material and performance requirements for the transport of clinical specimens.

Transportation container

Cord blood and cord tissue contain delicate stem cells that are highly vulnerable to changes in temperature. Failure to maintain a consistent room temperature between collection and processing can result in a significant loss of stem cell viability. MiracleCord's exclusive StemCare® thermal collection kit was designed to protect cord blood and cord tissue from fluctuations in ambient temperature. Combined with a temperature-controlled direct medical courier service, cord blood and cord tissue specimens are protected from the very moment the specimens are collected.

Shipping Info

MiracleCord's direct medical courier service ensures the fastest delivery of cord blood and cord tissue to their lab. This service is included with every plan at no additional cost. Each cord blood and cord tissue specimen is carefully transported in a temperature-controlled environment, by professionals trained to handle human tissue. MiracleCord's direct medical courier service never outsources shipping or delivery of specimens to commercial shipping carriers. Many other cord blood banks utilize a “hybrid” medical courier service, which transfers custody of their specimens to a commercial shipping carrier, such as FedEx® or UPS®. Commercial shipping carriers are not temperature-controlled and could delay cord blood processing by 48 hours or more. Both factors may result in a significant loss of stem cell viability.

Processing Method

Transplant success and survival can be directly attributed to the number of stem cells used in the procedure. MiracleCord uses a high-efficiency, completely closed, 100% sterile processing method that has set the standard for both the quality and quantity of recovered stem cells. MiracleCord's method of volume reduction maximizes the depletion of red cells, while significantly increasing the number of stem cells recovered.

Components Stored

MiracleCord stores cord blood specimens in a dual-compartmented cryo-bag with three integral segments attached to the closed system transfer set. The three integral segments are used for any potential future testing that may be required, including HLA typing if the unit is to be used for someone other than the birth child. After processing, MiracleCord provides families with a Certificate of Storage and a comprehensive lab report documenting the details of the cord blood unit.

Storage Method

MiracleCord stores cord blood samples in large vacuum walled tanks called dewars, specifically designed for long-term cryogenic storage. The storage tanks are maintained at -196 degrees Celsius. MiracleCord's storage tanks are protected in a high-security facility with multi-layer temperature monitoring, which is tied into the building's central security system.

Licensing & Accreditation

MiracleCord’s laboratories hold the following designations:
• AABB Accreditation
• FDA Registration
• CLIA Certification
• Rated A+ by the BBB
• Additional Licensing by CA, MD, IL, NJ & NY 

Clinical Experience

Over 100 cord blood units processed and stored by MiracleCord’s laboratory facilities have been released for transplant. All of the transplanted stem cell units were viable and successfully engrafted. Should you need to use your baby’s stem cells in a transplant, MiracleCord has the ability to cryogenically ship cord blood and cord tissue units to transplant hospitals anywhere in the world.

Insurance

MiracleCord provides a $50,000 Quality Guarantee on the viability of their clients' cord blood stem cells. If a cord blood unit is used in a stem cell transplant and the cells fail to engraft, MiracleCord will pay $50,000 towards the cost of procurement of an alternative stem cell source.

Community Service

To honor the families who serve and protect America, MiracleCord offers special discount pricing for military personnel. Call MiracleCord at 1-888-743-2673 for more information.

Prices

- - - - 21 Year Storage Plans - - - -
Cord Blood with 21 years of storage: $1,995
Cord Blood & Cord Tissue with 21 years of storage: $3,995

- - - - Annual Storage Plans - - - -
Cord Blood and 1st year of storage: $1,395
Cord Blood & Cord Tissue and 1st year of storage: $2,195

Annual storage plans have an annual fee of $150 for cord blood or $300 for cord blood + cord tissue.
The first year of storage is included in the fees shown above.

Additional Services

In addition to cord blood banking, MiracleCord offers Optimized Cord Tissue stem cell banking. Cord tissue stem cells are vastly different from cord blood stem cells, and can potentially be used to treat different diseases and conditions within the body.

MiracleCord's Optimized Cord Tissue processing provides families with a superior-quality product by isolating the Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) from the cord tissue prior to cryopreservation. This method of processing protects the viability of the MSCs and enables MiracleCord’s lab facilities to consistently recover viable cord tissue stem cells, as compared to the methods used by many other companies storing whole or minced cord tissue.

Stem cells from MiracleCord's Optimized Cord Tissue process are transplant-ready within a short time of being retrieved from cryogenic storage.

Prices with Additional Services

For current special offers, please call 1-888-743-2673 or visit MiracleCord’s website at miraclecord.com

Address: 875 N. Michigan Avenue,Suite 3100,Chicago, Illinois 60611.
Phone Numbers
Free 888-743-2673
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