What About My Health Information? Is It Protected?

When parents are registering for cord blood banking, they are required to provide quite a bit of health information to the cord blood bank.  Many parents wonder what happens to this information, once it is submitted to the bank.

While I can’t answer this for all banks, I can answer it for M.A.Z.E.  When parents bank with M.A.Z.E. their personal medical information is protected by the same HIPPA regulations that govern physicians.  The information can not be shared without the parents’ permission and is kept securely.

In the case of M.A.Z.E., the information is submitted to the patient file, where it is stored on a secure computer system.  The only purpose for collection this information is to protect the cord blood in case of certain types of parental disease.

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