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How Banks Work

Types of cord blood banks

Type of BankPrivate: FamilyPublic: TransplantsBirth tissue procurement
Cost to Parent$1200 - $2000
first year cost
Cord Blood OwnerParentsBankBank
Who uses bloodBaby or
immediate family
Unrelated transplant patients
or Scientists
Cell therapy patients
How blood is usedRelated transplants
or Cell therapy
Unrelated transplants or
Research or Discard
For-profit stem cell clinics
Income to BankParentsApprox $30K per transplant
paid via insurance
or Sold for research