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  • There's a lot to consider when choosing a family bank, and cord blood banks urge expectant parents to enroll in their program during the second trimester . (babycenter.com)
  • It lists about 200 family cord blood banks worldwide. (babycenter.com)
  • Some family cord blood banks offer financial incentives to customers who refer new parents. (babycenter.com)
  • The FDA now regulates and inspects family cord blood banks nationally. (babycenter.com)
  • The accrediting agency should be either the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks but now an international organization) or the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). (babycenter.com)
  • To help organize and coordinate efforts across the United States and other nations, policymakers should implement regulations for: high quality standards for both private and public cord blood (CB) banks, a commitment to ethical practices, and an investment in educational campaigns and training programs for all steps of the CB banking process. (cordbloodresearchnews.com)