Cord Blood Bank Comparison

This comparison takes a close look at many of the key aspects of the leading cord blood banks including processing methods, accreditations and guarantees. It is also important for many parents to find the cord blood bank that fits their budget without basing such a big decision on price alone. Finally, parents may find many different comparisons for the individual banks on the internet, but it will be hard to tell facts from just marketing statements if they don’t know what to look for.

The table below is just some of what you will find in our full comparison, which you can download below. It offers a more expansive look, features the top 5 private cord blood banks according to the criteria we have chosen and features a special, best-price offer from our pick for the best of 2023.

Cryo-Cell CBR ViaCord
Established 1989 1992 1993
Units Stored 500K+ 700K+ 350K+
Serves International North America North America
Accreditations AABB,


5 Chambers 2 Chambers 5 Chambers

Download our full private cord blood bank buyer’s guide to compare the top 5 cord blood banks. You’ll also get an exclusive offer from our pick for the best of 2023.

Below is the criteria used in the table above and just some of what you can find in the full downloadable comparison.

Year Established: Cord blood banks with strong track-records and financial stability help ensure the continued proper care of their customers’ collections.

Units Stored: Demonstrates experience in the cord blood–banking process and provides a level of trust to customers.

Serves: The areas served by the cord blood bank are important for the initial collection and if the customer wishes to live in a different country in the future.

Laboratory: We chose only banks with their own labs because they provide a higher level of stability and quality assurance in both the processing and storage of the cord blood collections.

Accreditations: Accreditations from outside firms help ensure protocols and high standards are being consistently met.

Processing method: Processing methods vary from bank to bank and have an effect on the number of stem cells available for future transplantation. Read more about the different processing methods here.

Storage medium: Separating collections into separate chambers allows the collection to be used multiple times or provided in doses.

Transportation anticoagulant: The storage medium can have an impact on the cord blood collection including its use in transplants. The FDA recommends CPD.