Cord Blood Banking

Should you bank your baby's umbilical cord blood? Here you'll learn about cord blood banking, what it costs to store, the procedure for collection, and how it can help treat your baby should he become seriously ill in the future.

Is Cord Blood Banking Worth It?

We weigh the pros and cons to help take the guesswork out of deciding whether to keep your baby's cord blood in a private bank or donate it to a public bank.

Should You Bank Your Baby's Cord Blood?

Here's help separating the hype from the facts of chord blood, so you can decide what's ultimately right for you.

The Cord Blood Controversy

Given the chance to freeze their newborn's own stem cells, more and more expectant parents are signing up with pricey cord-blood banks. But could these cells really save your child's life someday?

Comparing Cord Blood Banking Companies

With so many banks out there, it can be hard to know where to go. We give you guidelines for researching public and private banks so you can find the right one to fit your needs.

Donating Cord Blood: The Gift of Life

When Joseph Krupski was gravely ill with a rare bone-marrow disease, another baby's banked cord blood saved him. Could you help another child?

If You're Overwhelmed by Cord Blood Banking Information, Read This

Here are 12 facts to cut the information overload and help you make the right decision about public and private cord blood banking.

Labor & Delivery: Placenta

After Baby comes the placenta. Find out what to expect during the afterbirth and what happens to the placenta after it's delivered.

How Much Does Cord Blood Banking Cost?

Get a breakdown of the costs of private cord blood banking, plus info on financial aid and advice on whether you should consider it for your family.

Why Cord Blood Banking Might Not Be Right for You

Should you consider donating your cord blood to a public bank or save it in a private bank? Here's some information to help you make a decision.

Your Baby's Cord Blood

The medical and emotional issues surrounding cord blood banking.