Making Medicine Predictive, Preventative, and Personalized with LifebankUSA


This kind of company helps you save biological tissue for research. What is a biobanking company? Aside from being great Jeopardy trivia, biobanking is a ground-breaking medical innovation. LifebankUSA is a leader in the biobanking industry, and they are the only company that stores stem cells from placenta blood!

What’s more, Lifebank will be exhibiting at the New York Baby Show coming up on May 14 and 15 at Pier 92!

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 caught up with the LifebankUSA team to learn more about what’s new with them and what parents can expect from them at the New York Baby Show!

For someone unfamiliar with Lifebank USA, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?

LifebankUSA is an industry leader in family cord blood banking and is the only company to also offer the unique opportunity to collect and preserve stem cells from the placenta. Choosing to bank your child’s cord and placenta blood with LifebankUSA can provide you with peace of mind and significant benefits for your baby and your family for many years to come.

 What’s the background of the company? When did it start? How has it evolved over time?

LifebankUSA was founded in 1998 following the personal experience of our founder, Dr. Robert Hariri—neurosurgeon, biomedical visionary and stem cell pioneer. Dr. Hariri first became intrigued by the potential of the placenta during a rotation in Obstetrics at Cornell University Medical College. When he later became a father, it occurred to him that the placenta may be an excellent source for large quantities of immature stem cells. He became determined to transform the potential of placental stem cells into a clinical reality and dedicated himself to building a company that would collect, process, and preserve both cord blood and placenta-derived stem cells in a process known as cord blood and placenta blood banking. Today, the company he started is the only one that gives you this distinct advantage and collects and stores cells from cord blood, placenta blood and tissue, and also offers you Advanced Biobanking.

Recently, Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) announced the acquisition of LifebankUSA. HLI is the genomics-based, technology driven company creating the world’s largest and most comprehensive database of whole genome, phenotype, and clinical data. Our mission is to change the practice of medicine by making it predictive, preventative, and personalized, from the beginning of life. Together, HLI and LifebankUSA share a vision for the future where the combination of our capabilities will give families peace of mind and the ability to plan for their child’s healthy life journey.

What are the most popular services from LifebankUSA?

LifebankUSA offers parents the ability to preserve stem cells from cord blood, placenta blood, and placental tissue. We also now offer Advanced Biobanking, which includes banking the complete placenta, umbilical cord vessels, and umbilical cord platelet-rich plasma—increasing the number of life-saving cells families can store and the number of conditions that can be treated.

What sets LifebankUSA apart from other tissue banking companies?

Only LifebankUSA’s proprietary technology allows you to bank your baby’s placenta blood. Banking placenta blood in addition to cord blood gives you the ability to preserve significantly more of your baby’s stem cells. Numerous studies presented in top medical journals have shown that transplanting more cells significantly improves success and survival rates.

We are also the only family bank to offer a new generation of proactive life-banking services with Advanced Biobanking. Our innovative portfolio of banking options provides you the opportunity to preserve the most cells possible for your child’s future.

Additionally, later this year, we will be launching a unique and differentiated newborn sequencing product with our stem cell banking programs.

What can parents expect to see from LifebankUSA at the New York Baby Show?

At the New York Baby Show, parents can expect to find enthusiasm and valuable educational resources on cord blood banking from our dedicated Client Education Specialists.

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