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How Banks Work

Types of cord blood banks

Type of BankPrivate: FamilyPublic: TransplantsPublic: Research
Cost to Parent$1200 - $2000
first year cost
FreeFree
Cord Blood OwnerParentsBankBank
Who uses bloodBaby or immediate familyUnrelated transplant patients
or Scientists
Scientists, maybe patients in clinical trials too
How blood
is used
Related transplants or Cell therapyUnrelated transplants or
Research or Discard
Research
Income to BankParentsApprox $30K per transplant or sales for researchSales of cell therapy drugs & devices