What parent testers had to say:
The Cord blood and Peristem banking process was totally painless and involved no effort on my end. Because my labour was so fast, we ended up forgetting our banking kit in the car but didn't need to worry as CReATe is prepared for moments like this and proactively provides select hospitals with Emergency Collection Kits. The doctor handled the harvesting process, my husband packed up the kit and called for the medical courier and off it went. The harvesting of the cord blood and Peristem cells didn't interfere with my delivery in any way, in fact, I hardly knew it was happening. All in all, the experience was unmemorable, in a good way. I was more than happy with the experience I had working with CReaTe. Their customer service is excellent, they answered all of my questions, provided me with tons of information to help make my decision to bank with them easier, and helped me through each step of the process to ensure everything went smoothly and required no stress or extra effort on my end. I would happily recommend their services and I continue to do so whenever someone asks.
We chose Create after much research for a couple reasons : They were competitively priced, offered a couple delivery options AND the nurse practitioner answered all our questions PROMPTLY via email. The process was smooth and we have been banking with Create for the last 3 years with no issues. From the initial conversations to the delivery of the kit and getting everything we need, despite an emergency C-section, we've been pleased with the service offered by Create.
After hesitation with our first two kids we decided to give our third child the opportunity to bank her blood. The entire process was simple, straightforward and the staff were pleasant and answered our questions immediately. In the birthing suite the staff all knew what to do and we barely noticed the collection. It did not affect our birth plan. My husband signed the final paperwork with the help of a nurse and off the kit went. Overall the ease of the experience and the peace of mind was extremely worthwhile for us.
We trust CREATE with our children's medical future because they have a state of the art facility and world class staff of medical professionals. CREATE gives us the piece of mind of knowing that if we need cord blood for our children in the future, we can count on CREATE to ensure that our cord blood stem cells are in the best possible care whether it's next month or 20 years from now.
Cord Blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after the baby is born. Cord Blood is a rich source of stem cells that are the building blocks of our blood and immune systems. Presently, it is estimated that cord blood stem cells can be used in the treatment of over 80 different life-threatening illnesses ranging from different types of cancer to blood, immune and metabolic disorders. (Complete list of treatable diseases http://www.createcordbank.com/ treatable_diseases.html ). There are many on-going clinical trials using cord blood to treat a range of diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes Type 1, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and other diseases.
The cord blood stem cells can be used either in the child from whom the cord blood was collected, or depending on the degree of tissue matching, other family (siblings, parents) members as well.
The price is $925 tax for first year
Annual storage fee for each subsequent year – $115 ta