Quoting lychee:“ Any thoughts on Cord Blood Registry vs. Viacord?”
Cord Blood Registry (CBR) is the largest private bank for cord blood. Viacord is the second largest. I wouldn't go to any smaller banks. Need a bank with stability. Cryo-cell is a lot cheaper, but they store all the cord blood in St. Petersburg, FL. Not good when hurricane comes.
CBR's price is similar to Viacord. Both are around $2000 to start, and $125 a year afterwards. Coupon code M9999 saves you $250 when you enroll with CBR (www.cordblood.com
Banking cord blood is a great thing, but it is very expensive. More people would have done it if were not for the cost.
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