For parents-to-be, one of the questions you may want to think about as part of your birthing plan is whether you are going to bank your baby’s cord blood. Cord blood contains potentially lifesaving stem cells that can be used to treat diseases and improve the quality of life. For expectant parents who wish to preserve these stem cells, Americord Registry, a cord blood banking company, allows parents to store umbilical cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta tissue so they can take advantage of any cutting-edge, medical therapies in the future in the event they need to protect their child’s health.
What’s more, Americord will be at the upcoming New York Baby Show on May 20 and 21, at Pier 94.
The nation’s biggest show for expectant and new families, the New York Baby Show is a wonderful family-friendly mega-event featuring everything to do with maternity, baby, and toddler. From top products to trusted parenting experts, the New York Baby Show welcomes thousands of expectant and new parents from New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond!
Tickets to the New York Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual.
We spoke with a member of the Americord team, Meagan McCormick, Marketing Coordinator, to learn more about the brand and what new parents can expect at the New York Baby Show.
For someone unfamiliar with Americord, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Americord’s mission is to improve and save lives through stem cell therapy. Americord, the leader in the advancement of umbilical cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta tissue banking, collects, processes, and stores blood and tissue stem cells for future medical or therapeutic use.
Tell us about the background of Americord. When did Americord start and how has it evolved since then?
Americord Registry, founded in 2008 by Martin Smithmyer and Dr. Robert Dracker, is the fastest growing cord blood banking company in the United States, and is at the forefront of the private stem cell banking industry. Dr. Dracker, one of the pioneers and foremost experts in the umbilical cord blood banking field, is on the FDA panel for Pediatrics and served as the Chairperson of the committee that wrote the stem cell banking guidelines for New York State. Americord has grown more than 1,600% in the last three years by helping its customers position themselves to take optimal advantage of cutting-edge, stem-cell-based medical therapies, including the recent stem cell therapy for 4 year old Isabella.
What are the most popular and newest services from Americord?
Americord is the only stem cell bank to offer Cord Blood 2.0, preserving up to twice as many stem cells as its competitors, as well as cord and placenta tissue, allowing for more treatment options.
What sets Americord apart from other blood banking companies?
- Collects twice as many cells for twice as many options
- No annual storage fees or hidden charges
- Cord and Placenta Tissue upgrades
- Highest quality guarantee of $90,000
- Life-saving opportunities for entire family
What can parents expect from Americord at the New York Baby Show?
Cord blood and tissue specialists will be on hand to answer any questions about the benefits and simplicity of banking with Americord, to share incredible new transplant stories, and to offer an exclusive discount of up to $1,000 to anyone that enrolls at the New York Baby Show!
To learn more about Americord Registry, check out americordblood.com.