Why is a Medical Courier Needed When Transporting CBR Cord Blood And Cord Tissue

Based on best practices, it’s ideal to get the cord blood and cord tissue back into the lab and processed within two days of arrival, and normally, the earlier the better. The theory behind paying the additional cash for a state medical courier, for example AirNet (currently called Midnight Express) or Fast, is so you have the very best chance of finding the cord tissue and CBR Cord Blood to the laboratory in the time period permitted. Thus, why is it that so many additional cord blood businesses don’t possess the cost of the health courier built into the cost because we do? We actually do not know (besides the $400-$500 it conserves the business ), but it isn’t a fantastic idea to ship the cable tissue and blood absent a medical courier.

A whole lot of businesses send cable blood and or cable tissue back into the lab via FedEx, and we’ve gone to the record on several occasions to state this isn’t a fantastic idea. FedEx frees around $400 or so from transport expenses, but honestly it isn’t dependable enough at night and on weekends or vacations to acquire the cord tissue and blood there punctually. By way of instance, if your infant is born at 7:00pm on Friday (in actuality, FedEx doesn’t guarantee any specific pickup cutoff period to get pickups on Fridays – in case you’re in a rural region, the previous pickup could be 1:00pm), it’s too late for FedEx to schedule a pickup for shipping on Saturday. Since FedEx doesn’t deliver on Sunday whatsoever (or even Holidays possibly ), the cord tissue and blood wouldn’t even be picked up till Saturday or maybe even Monday (based on FedEx’s program for Saturday). Meaning that your stem cells won’t contact the laboratory until Monday or Tuesday – which will be 3 or 4 times. At that stage, your cord blood and cord tissue have been cooked and you just wasted $2,000 or anything they billed you.

So, FedEx is poor and should not be used for cord blood or cord tissue transportation, right? In fact, that isn’t the whole story. It might surprise you to hear this but occasionally the medical courier can use FedEx. However, you just said… I understand. About the usage of FedEx from AirNet, it might surprise you but that is the conventional way that clinical couriers function when hauling cord blood, because it’s quicker and more efficient occasionally to utilize a commercial or third party courier. FedEx shouldn’t be used with no medical courier triaging the imports, because FedEx by itself won’t obtain the delivery there always (as mentioned above). The medical courier’s function then is to utilize whatever means necessary to get it within the allowed time frame. So, occasionally, they’ll use their own airplanes, or industrial airplanes, or other situations each driver, and sometimes FedEx. ViaCord and CBR and the majority of other cord blood banks use the identical version for transportation as explained here. As support for this, here’s a cord blood case study concerning ViaCord or Cord Blood Registry which has been printed about that.

Bottom line – watch out for businesses stating that the courier prices are included. You have to affirm it is a medical courier, like among those mentioned previously. Normally, there’s an additional fee if you ask this. We include this charge together with our cord blood and cord tissue replacement.