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How Pricing Works

Here is a quick breakdown of each pricing plan. Your total price includes the processing, shipping, and storage fees. StemCyte offers different storage and payment plans with huge savings.

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Processing

StemCyte offers 2 processing methods: Standard and MaxCell

Shipping

StemCyte has included shipping in the United States free of charge.

Storage

StemCyte has different storage package plans with huge savings.

Public Bank Access

When banking with StemCyte, you also gain access to our Public Bank inventory

Choose the best plan for you

Choose either cord blood only or get extra savings when you choose both
cord blood & cord tissue when preserving your newborn stem cells.

Annual Storage

Annual Storage Fee after 1st year: $390

Processing Fees: $3,090

includes 1st year storage fee

Shipping Fees: $0

Storage 1st Year Included: $0

Package Discount ( $1,395 )

Public Bank Access Included

$1,695

Upgrade to MaxCell to preserve

a greater volume of stem cells

  • 1 Payment After Collection

    6 payments - $299.17/month

    12 payments - $157.92/month

18 Year Storage

 Saves you 19% vs. paying annually

Processing Fees: $3,090

includes 1st year storage fee

Shipping Fees: $0

Storage Fees: $6,630

Package Discount ( $2,755 )

Public Bank Access Included

$6,965

Upgrade to MaxCell to preserve

a greater volume of stem cells

  • 1 Payment After Collection

    6 payments - $1,177.50/month

    12 payments - $597.08/month

Lifetime Storage

 Saves you 28% vs. paying annually

Processing Fees: $3,090

includes 1st year storage fee

Shipping Fees: $0

Storage Fees: $13,260

Package Discount ( $5,245+)

Public Bank Access Included

$11,105

Upgrade to MaxCell to preserve

a greater volume of stem cells

  • 1 Payment After Collection

    6 payments: $1,867.50/month

    12 payments: $942.08/month

Father's Day Special: $100 off Cord Blood (Use Code: FD100), $200 off Cord Blood + Tissue (Use Code: FD200)

Happy Customers

What they’re saying

"After doing research, we chose StemCyte because of their dedication to continuous research, clinical trials, & their dedication to helping families by being the only private bank offering Public Bank Access."
Gabrielle Stone
Author: Eat Pray FML
"We chose to preserve our children's cord blood stem cells with StemCyte. StemCyte really shines! Their experience in delivering  valuable and viable stem cells for transplants is really amazing. If you're thinking about preserving your baby's cord blood, I highly recommend StemCyte." 
Dr. Shahin Ghadir
"For all those considering having a baby or those soon to be parents, I would highly recommend looking into this and see how this could potentially save your baby's life at some point. This was super important to us and we wanted to make sure we were with the best company to preserve her cord blood for her future, and after a lot of research that is why we choose StemCyte."
Gretchen Rossi
Real Housewives of OC Alum
  • How are stem cells used?
    Stem cells are powerful resources that can be used to treat over 80 different diseases, including cancer, blood disorders, and immune system disorders. Stem cell transplants allow doctors to use the patient's own stem cells or the stem cells of another person with at least a 4/6 HLA match - opening up new possibilities for healing. Your newborn's stem cells can only be collected and preserved immediately after birth.
  • Does delayed cord clamping (DCC) prevent the ability to preserve baby’s cord blood.
    Delayed cord clamping is a decision each family makes in consultation with their OBGYN physician. DCC and cord blood banking can both be part of your birth plan. While DCC may reduce stem cell volume for preservation purposes, a good amount can still be collected and preserved for future transplant therapy. Many expectant parents are choosing to do both DCC and cord blood banking.
  • What are the steps to collecting and preserving your baby's cord blood?
    After enrolling in a cord blood banking plan, StemCyte will ship a collection kit to your home address. Bring the collection kit to the hospital on the day of your delivery and hand it to your labor and delivery nurse. Your OBGYN doctor will perform the collection following the birth of your baby. Once your stem cells have been collected, your labor and delivery nurse will return the kit back to you with your baby's stem cells inside. You will need to call our medical courier at (866) 389-4659 to arrange transfer from the hospital to StemCyte’s laboratory for processing. Learn more about our processing options here.
  • What are the benefits of banking each child's cord blood?
    It is important to preserve each child's cord blood stem cells because that is the only way to be 100% certain that each child will have their unique stem cells available should they need a stem cell transplant in the future. Although stem cells may be a match between biological siblings, physicians use an entire sample in each transplant as more stem cells increase the engraftment rate and the overall success of the transplant. As such, each cord blood unit can only be used in one transplant.
  • What are cord blood and cord tissue banking?
    Cord blood and cord tissue banking are cutting-edge cryopreservation techniques that allow expectant parents to preserve their child’s potentially life-saving umbilical cord stem cells after birth. Cord blood banking allows your child to use their own stem cells if they are diagnosed with a disease treatable with stem cell therapy.
  • Can stored cord blood be used for treating anyone in a family?
    Cord blood stem cells can potentially be used to treat family members other than the baby if there is an HLA match between the baby and other family members. Biological siblings of the baby have a 75% chance of being a partial HLA match and biological parents have about 20% probability of being a partial HLA match to their baby. However, keep in mind that each cord blood unit can only be used in one transplant. Once it is used in a transplant, it will no longer be available for other family members.
  • Is cord blood medical waste?
    Your baby's cord blood is absolutely not a medical waste! Over 60,000 patients have benefited from cord blood treatments since the 1st transplant in 1988. Emerging research demonstrates that umbilical cord blood stem cells continue to be an amazing biological resource that contain powerful health benefits. These stem cells can regenerate all components of our blood and auto-immune systems. Stem cells can save lives of a patient with a serious blood disease such as leukemia, lymphoma or sickle cell disease. StemCyte has provided 1 out of every 26 cord blood transplant units (2,303+ units) for transplant worldwide.
  • What are my banking options?
    StemCyte is unique amongst cord blood banks as we offer both private and public cord blood banking. Private banking is when expectant parents choose to preserve and retain ownership of their baby’s umbilical cord stem cells for the exclusive use of their baby or other family members. Private banking requires parents to pay a processing fee and ongoing annual storage. Public banking is when expectant parents choose to donate their baby's stem cells to a public bank. When you donate your baby's stem cells to a public bank, you are making them available to another individual in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant. There is no cost to donate your child's stem cells if your hospital participates in a donation program. Your family does not retain ownership of the cord blood once it has been donated. For more information, visit the banking options page.
  • Does stored cord blood have a limited “shelf-life.”
    Cord blood has the power to be a lifetime resource when collected, processed, and cryopreserved properly. Since the first transplant occurred in 1988, the medical community now believes umbilical cord stem cells could last the lifetime of the baby. Recently, StemCyte provided a cord blood unit that was cryopreserved for 18 years to successfully treat a 46 year old male patient suffering from an acute ischemic stroke.
  • Should I bank both cord blood and cord tissue?
    Cord blood and cord tissue stem cells are the building blocks of our bodies. They each have very different roles in the body and regenerative medicine.  Preserving both cord blood and cord tissue will provide more security for your family’s future. When you bank your child’s cord blood stem cells, there are two different parts of the cord that can be utilized in future stem cell therapies. Cord blood stem cells have the unique ability to repair and regenerate healthy blood and immune systems. Your baby’s cord tissue contains different types of stem cells than those found in the cord blood. Within cord tissue are the powerful mesenchymal stem cells which have the ability to heal, repair, and regenerate muscle, bones, cartilage, skin and the tissue parts of our internal organs. Over 500 active clinical trials are being conducted around the world using mesenchymal stem cells as potential treatments for many different diseases. Researchers have found many breakthroughs using these stem cells and are excited about the future in regenerative medicine using cord tissue stem cells.
  • Can cord blood collection affect or harm the baby?
    Research has shown that cord blood collection from a baby's umbilical cord poses no risks, as it is safely removed without any contact with the baby and mom. It is collected after the umbilical cord is cut from the baby. It does not interfere with the delivery process, and no blood is taken directly from the baby.
  • How much to upgrade to MaxCell®?
    You can upgrade any plan to MaxCell® for an additional $300. However, when you choose a Lifetime Package, you are upgraded to MaxCell® for free. MaxCell® is StemCyte's proprietary method or processing. Research studies* show that MaxCell® yields a higher recovery of total nucleated cells (TNC) which is the main goal of cord blood banking. Storage capacity 100 mL.
  • Do you offer payment plans?
    Yes, StemCyte offers different payment option plans: 1. ) 6 months payment plan 2. ) 12 months payment plan
  • How much do you charge for shipping?
    Unlike many of our competitors, StemCyte does not charge shipping for anywhere in the United States. International rates will vary depending on the location. Please contact our customer service at callcenter@stemcyte.com for quote.
  • What other types of services do you offer?
    StemCyte offers Public Bank Access, Newborn Genetic Analysis, and HLA typing. You can learn more about each of these services on our service page.
  • What types of processing methods do you offer?
    StemCyte offers 2 processing methods: Standard and MaxCell® Processing Methods. Standard Processing is the most commonly used processing method. This process isolates the stem cell by removing plasma and a majority of red blood cells. Storage capacity 25 mL. MaxCell® is StemCyte's proprietary method or processing. Research studies* show that MaxCell® yields a higher recovery of total nucleated cells (TNC) which is the main goal of cord blood banking. Storage capacity 100 mL.
  • What is Public Bank Access Plus? How is it different that Public Bank Access?
    Public Bank Access Plus is for parents. Baby’s parents can also gain access to StemCyte’s public bank inventory to treat any FDA approved diseases requiring cord blood stem cells, even if they did not preserve their own cord blood at birth. How is it different from Public Bank Access? Public Bank Access for the baby and it's included free when you bank with StemCyte. Learn more about Public Bank Access Plus.
  • What was the motivation behind starting StemCyte?
    StemCyte started as a Public Bank in 1997 with a mission to create the world's largest, most ethnically diverse cord blood bank. With a vision to create greater global access to cutting-edge medical treatment using cord blood stem cells, StemCyte delivered the world's first successful cord blood transplant for Thalassemia major four years later. Due to StemCyte's success, many physicians wanted to preserve their family's own cord blood stem cells using StemCyte's Maxcell premium processing. This motivated StemCyte to also establish their Private Bank. Check out our history for more information.
  • What is Public Bank Access?
    When you preserve your baby's cord blood stem cells, your baby will gain access to Public Bank Access at no additional cost. If additional cord blood stem cells are needed at transplant, StemCyte will provide a matching unit from our public cord blood bank or assist in securing a matching unit from another public cord blood bank. Learn more about Public Bank Access
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