When choosing a cryogenic storage option for your high value cells, HealthBanks is the only private bank to offer both manual & automated cryogenic storage systems.
Shown on the left is the traditional, manual cryogenic storage tank which is included as standard in our storage services. Samples are placed in racks which are stored inside the tank that is cooled by nitrogen gas clouds. Internal tank temperature is monitored to ensure your precious cells are stored safely.
The BioArchive® system shown on the right is made by our affiliate company, ThermoGenesis®, which is a fully-automated, robotic cryogenic storage system designed for long term storage of high value cells. Cell samples are submerged in a pool of liquid nitrogen at -196°C. Cell samples stored in the BioArchive® avoid experiencing temperature fluctuations when other samples are inserted or retrieved. The BioArchive® system is trusted by a majority of the world’s largest banks with 90% of all FDA BLA-approved cord blood units are stored in this system.
What types of storage plans do we offer?
Our mission is to make cord blood banking accessible & affordable to every family.
Our team takes pride in offering a variety of plans that fit every family’s needs.
For more information about our storage plans including financing options for 20 Year & Lifetime plans, please call us at: 1-888-379-2670.
What are MSCs?
At HealthBanks, we process both umbilical cord blood & cord tissue as well as take it one step further & harvest live Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from cord tissue. We offer our clients the ability to choose the amount of MSCs they would like: 3 Million, 8 Million, or 16 Million.
Harvesting MSCs from umbilical cord tissue is now possible thanks to our proprietary approach which enable the MSCs to multiply in a controlled, sterile environment. As the cells grow in the Petri dishes inside our incubator, our team monitors them through a microscope to ensure they’re perfectly healthy. Once the MSCs are expanded into the millions, our team will test the sterility (cleanliness), log the report & then preserve them in our cryogenic storage where they can remain safely stored until needed.
MSCs are a special type of stem cell that can grow into specialized cells including: nerve cells, heart cells, connective tissue, bone cells, liver cells, muscle cells, intestinal cells, plus much more. The powerful potential of MSCs is currently being researched to better understand the incredible potential to treat burn victims, head trauma patients, heart attack & stroke patients, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, connecting tissue injuries, plus many other conditions & ailments.
What is Express Delivery?
Express Delivery is an option Healthbanks offers our clients who would like to receive their Collection Kit as soon as possible with overnight shipping. This is a great option for those who are expecting the baby to come in the immediate future and would like the peace of mind of having their Collection Kit in-hand as soon as possible.
What is a Medical Courier?
Selecting the medical courier option is a hassle-free way to return your Collection Kit back to our HealthBanks laboratory. Once your medical team is done collecting your samples, simply call the Medical Courier’s phone number provided in the Collection Kit & let them know your kit is ready for pickup. Their team of highly trained transporters will pick up & deliver your kit to us in a timely manner so that we can begin processing as soon as possible.