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Don't family cord blood banks cover the cost of using the stem cells for therapy?

Not all banks cover this! Some family banks explicitly say that if you need to use your child's cord blood, the bank will ship it to your hospital or clinic at no cost. But other banks do not cover the cost of shipping the cryopreserved stem cells in a portable freezer. This cost can run into thousands of dollars. Coverage for therapy-related costs is one of the services that parents should check when comparing family cord blood banks.