What Will It Cost to Retrieve the Cord Blood?

When parents are considering banking their cord blood, they often ask if there is a charge to retrieve the cord blood.  There should be no cost to retrieve the cord blood.  What a cord blood bank might charge you for is shipping of the sample.  Since the sample needs to be shipped frozen, you will need to rent a portable nitrogen tank to ship the sample.  This money is not for removing the sample from storage, it is a rental fee for the tank.  You should always check with your cord blood bank to make sure they will not charge you a handling fee for removing the cord blood from storage.

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