Information For Family and Friends of CORD:USE Clients
How do I contribute to the CORD:USE Gift Registry of a friend or family member who is registered?
To search the CORD:USE Gift Registry and provide the gift of cord blood banking to a friend or family member, click here.
Is a credit card required to make a contribution and is it a secure website?
To contribute to a CORD:USE Gift Registry account you need a valid credit card. Contributions are accepted on-line only. The website is secure and all credit card transactions are encrypted.
What information is needed to search the registry and contribute to a Gift Registry?
You will be asked to enter the expectant mother’s name, state, and month of due date.
Information for CORD:USE Clients
How do I set up my Gift Registry?
All families that are expecting a new child and have enrolled with the CORD:USE Family Cord Blood Bank are eligible. To set up the Gift Registry for your account, click here. You will be asked to provide your name, account number, mailing address, due date, and email address. Your account number is located on the welcome letter you received from CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank.
How do I inform friends and family about my enrollment?
Invitation cards can be printed by clicking here. These cards can be sent with baby shower invitations.
Who can participate in the CORD:USE Gift Registry?
The CORD:USE Gift Registry is a free online service available to all enrolled CORD:USE families.
How will I know if someone has contributed?
You will receive an email when a gift is made to the account. You can also log in to your account to view the contributions using your email address and CORD:USE account number.
How do family and friends find my registry listing on-line?
Your family and friends will visit https://giftregistry.corduse.com/ and click on "contribute". They will be asked to enter the expectant mother’s name, state, and month of due date. This will allow them to find the registry and contribute.
How will I receive the contributions to the Gift Registry if I am paying the enrollment fee and first year’s storage in full by credit card?
If you choose to pay by credit card, you will not be charged until your family’s cord blood is stored. Contributions to the Gift Registry will be deducted from the balance due and the remaining amount will be charged to your credit card.
How will I receive the contributions to the Gift Registry if I already paid the enrollment fee and first year’s storage in full by check?
If you choose to pay your enrollment fee in full by check, the contributions to the Gift Registry will be sent to you by check approximately 30 days after receipt.
How will I receive the contributions to the Gift Registry if I am paying by a CareCredit® payment plan?
Contributions made the Gift Registry prior to the cord blood being stored will be deducted, the balance will be used as the initial principal for the payment plan, and monthly payments will be calculated based upon this initial principal. Clients with an initial principal greater than $2,500 are eligible for any of the plans, including the 60 month payment plan. Clients with an initial principal between $1,000 and $2,500 are eligible for all plans except the 60 month plan. Clients with an initial principal less than $1,000 are eligible for the 6 and 12 Month No Interest Plans Only. Clients with an initial principal less than $300 are eligible for the 6 Month No Interest Plan only. Contributions made to the Gift Registry after the cord blood has been stored will be applied to and reduce the principal but will not affect the monthly payments. The balance will, however, be paid off more quickly.
What happens if I receive contributions that exceed the amount of fees for enrollment and the first year’s storage?
If you choose the option of 18 years of prepaid storage, contributions to the Gift Registry will be applied. If you chose the annual billing of storage fees, you can choose to apply the contributions to a future year’s annual storage fees. Otherwise, any excess contributions will be applied as a refund to your credit card approximately 30 days after receipt. If you paid by check, excess contributions will be sent by check approximately 30 days after receipt.
What happens if I enroll with CORD:USE, receive contributions but something happens that prevents the collection or storage of the cord blood?
The balance in your Gift Registry will be applied as a refund to your credit card approximately 30 days after cancellation. If original payment was by check, the balance will be sent by check approximately 30 days after cancellation.
Who can contribute to a CORD:USE Gift Registry account?
CORD:USE families who register with the CORD:USE Gift Registry may invite anyone of their choosing. Anyone who knows the expectant mother’s name, her state of residency, and the due date month can contribute.
What are the terms and conditions of the CORD:USE Gift Registry?