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What is cord blood insurance?

Some family banks provide forms of insurance that either guarantee their banked samples or help their client families pay for therapy using cord blood.

  • Engraftment insurance is a policy that will pay the family a lump sum if they try to use the cord blood for therapy and the stem cells fail to grow, or engraft.
  • Some family banks offer families a payment if a child gets sick with an illness that requires a cord blood transplant.
  • Community banks usually offer families a payment to help them pay for the cost of therapy when they make a withdrawal from the bank.