Being located in New York, we work extensively with parents from as far away as California. Sometimes, we will talk with the parents in California who worry that the travel from California to NY will cause something to go wrong with the cord blood. We always assure parents that is not the case. US regulations specify that the cord blood needs to be processed within 48 hours. European regulators specify that the cord blood needs to be processed within 72 hours because they have found there to be no degradation in that time. More often than not, we will process the blood within 24 hours. We will constantly process the blood well within the 48 hours specified by regulation. So don’t worry. We can process your baby’s cord blood in plenty of time, no matter where you deliver.