Answer by JeremysMom at 8:11 AM on Mar. 18, 2009
Answer by poudmomof2 at 9:14 AM on Mar. 18, 2009
We did this with both of our children 7 & 5 years ago. We banked with Viacord--they are headquartered in Boston, MA. I think they are WONDERFUL...reputable, friendly, knowledgeable, answer all of your questions!
The fees then, were locked in for us at $995 initial fee plus $95 annually for each child. Obviously their rates have gone up, but they DO have a number of interest free payment plans.
I look at it as in long run, this is a very small "insurance plan"--especially considering how astronomically expensive many biological treatments are! Should either my children or my husband or I ever need the benefit of cord blood it can be replicated MANY times over. All family members sharing the same DNA as the person with the stored blood may be able to benefit, and who knows WHAT medical science will discover!
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:33 AM on Mar. 18, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 PM on Mar. 18, 2009
Answer by marukagmb at 9:31 PM on Mar. 21, 2009
Answer by LAnneB at 10:39 AM on Jul. 14, 2009