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CORD:USE is now a Cryo-Cell Company

I am pleased to announce the exciting changes occurring at CORD:USE. Effective June 11, 2018, CORD:USE was acquired by Cryo-Cell International, Inc., a highly regarded cord blood bank which is the world's first private cord blood bank to separate and store stem cells in 1992. The combination of our resources will provide greater depth of personnel, continued dedication to quality work and customer service. At CORD:USE, we have always stated that we would provide expectant parents the highest quality cord blood banking services and most advanced technologies available. By joining with Cryo-Cell, we can now offer our clients even better banking services for their families. Below are answers to a few questions you might have as an existing client:

  • Will this change affect the terms of my contract with CORD:USE?
  • No, Cryo-Cell International, Inc. will honor the commitment made to you. You will be in a good hands, joining over 500,000 parents from 87 countries who entrusted Cryo-Cell to help safeguard their families' future health.
  • Will my child stem cells be transferred to another location?
  • Your cord blood and cord tissue will now be housed inside Cryo-Cell's state-of-the-art cryogenic bunker located in Oldsmar, Florida.
  • Will my annual storage fees increase?
  • Your annual storage fees will remain the same as stipulated in your agreement.
  • How do I pay annual storage fees moving forward?
  • If you received your annual invoice this month, please continue to use the link provided. In the upcoming weeks, you will receive an email from Cryo-Cell with a link to activate your account, which will allow you to make future payments online.
  • Who can I talk to about this change?
  • The Cryo-Cell team is available to help you in any way that they can and answer any further questions you may have. Feel free to contact us at 888-267-3873.

We look forward to this great collaboration and will keep you updated with any further developments.

I appreciate your trust in CORD:USE, now a Cryo-Cell Company.



Dr. Edward Guindi
CORD:USE
President and CEO

Why Expectant Parents Bank Cord Blood

Expectant parents choose to bank their cord blood for one reason - to help protect their family’s health.



Cord blood has been used to successfully treat over 70 life-threatening illnesses. Among them are leukemia, lymphoma, thalassemia, and sickle cell disease, to name a few1.


1 - Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation, Diseases Treated, http://parentsguidecordblood.org/diseases.php (accessed Oct 13, 2015).



There are also hundreds of human clinical trials being performed using cord blood to treat conditions and diseases that affect millions of people in the U.S. alone. These trials involve regenerative medicine and other applications for the treatment of Diabetes, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Strokes, Neonatal & Pediatric Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s & Spinal Cord Injury to name a few (see www.clinicaltrials.gov). The existence of clinical trials does not guarantee that cord blood will be successful in the treatment of those diseases in the future. While you can’t plan on health issues your child may face, you can have possible treatment options.






Families are also choosing to store the cord tissue because there are additional cells shown to be potentially useful in therapies treating further degenerative diseases and conditions.


Our Expertise

The members of the team at CORD:USE are credited for discovering the field of cord blood banking and transplantation. With more than 150 years of combined knowledge and experience, our team members are universally recognized as pioneers and leading experts in the field.



Operating both a family and public bank, CORD:USE cord blood units have been used in more transplants in the past 9 years than the two largest family cord blood banks have been involved in over their combined past 43 years of business2,3.


2 - Cbr, cord blood registry, Cbr families’ stem cell units used to date. [Available at http://www.cordblood.com/best-cord-blood-bank/stem-cell-therapy/advancing-stem-cell-therapies (accessed Oct 13, 2015)].
3 - Viacord transplant summary. [Available at http://www.viacord.com/Images/ViaCordTransplantSummary_300_tcm117-156341.pdf (accessed Oct 13, 2015)].

Our Family Bank

Directed by many of the world’s leaders in cord blood, we use highly advanced technologies to best protect your baby’s cord blood and cord tissue.

Choosing CORD:USE means the assurance of the very best care for your family’s cord blood and cord tissue.

Our Public Bank

Because of our high quality, our Public Bank was selected by HRSA of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help build the National Cord Blood Inventory.

Bank With The Leaders.®

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