ViaCord Uses Cutting-Edge Science To Keep Babies And Parents Healthy


Stem cell research is one of the cutting edges of modern-day science, and there are applications to help keep babies, children and parents healthy. ViaCord is one of the leading stem cell banks, providing storage and care for families to use stem cells to keep everyone fit.

ViaCord will be at the New York Baby Show 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 spoke with Shauna Laskowski, marketing professional at ViaCord, to learn more.

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

ViaCord is a private umbilical cord blood stem cell bank, offering cord blood stem cell and cord tissue stem cell collection and storage. At the core of everything we do is our commitment and passion for helping families live healthier lives. Our mission is to provide high-quality stem cell preservation service and care to our families, patients, and their physicians. At ViaCord, we believe these words are much more than just a promise. They are the commitment we live by.

What is the background of ViaCord? When did it start, and how has it evolved since?

ViaCord was founded in 1993 as a cord blood banking company. For the past 20+ years, our approach has been to apply the most advanced science to deliver high-quality stem cell collection and storage process in order to achieve the best results for families. Over the past two decades, we’ve expanded our product offerings to families, as well as helped advance the science of stem cells. ViaCord collaborates with leading research and medical centers across the country to help advance medical treatments using cord blood, discover treatments using cord tissue, and connect families to relevant clinical trials. Most recently, ViaCord became a part of PerkinElmer, in 2007. PerkinElmer is a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment.

What are the most popular and/or newest services from ViaCord?

ViaCord offers Cord Blood Banking as well as Cord Blood + Cord Tissue Banking. Our service includes our collection kit, courier pick-up, shipping and processing. We offer several payment plan options to meet the needs of families. We also offer great savings opportunities for pay ahead storage.

What sets ViaCord apart from other umbilical cord cell preservation companies?

Quality. At ViaCord, we believe the quality of our stored cord blood is defined by our treatment outcomes. It summarizes all the decisions that we’ve made along the way. ViaCord has established quality in newborn stem cell banking by publishing the highest engraftment and survival rates in the industry. We’ve also invested in technologies that deliver the most amount of cells in storage for our customers. ViaCord continues to publish the highest average collection counts in the industry – a testament to the quality of our collection and processing methods. The average size of a ViaCord unit used for transplant is nearly 1 billion TNCs. Every step is critical to future treatment success and ViaCord has a 20-year-history of making the right choices for families.

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

Parents can stop by the ViaCord booth to learn about the many ways cord blood and cord tissue stem cells can protect their baby’s health. We will have a ViaCord representative there to answer all questions related to newborn stem cell banking. Get ready for a fun, educational event with free raffles and giveaways at our booth as well!

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