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.