MiracleCord's direct medical courier service ensures the fastest delivery of your baby's cord blood and cord tissue specimens to our laboratory.
Our medical courier partner is specially trained in the handling of human tissue. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays) to pick-up your baby's cord blood and cord tissue and carefully transport it in a temperature-controlled environment.
Your baby's specimens will go next flight out to our laboratory and will be processed without delay.
This exclusive service is included with every plan at no additional cost.
Most cord blood banks that advertise the use of a “medical courier service” will in fact use a medical courier to pick up your baby’s cord blood and cord tissue from the hospital, but what they don't tell you is that one of two alternate shipping methods will be used after that:
1. The specimens will be dropped off at a nearby FedEx® or UPS® location. The transport to the lab is then handled by one of these conventional shipping carriers.
Conventional shipping carriers such as FedEx and UPS are not temperature-controlled and could delay processing of your baby’s cord blood and cord tissue by 48 hours or more.
Furthermore, conventional shipping companies do not differentiate human tissue from their other package delivery services, and do not provide the specialized care that is critical for the transport of biological materials.
2. The specimens will be held until the next day so a large batch is gathered. The courier will then ship the units as a batch to their laboratory.
Both of these alternate shipping methods are cost-cutting measures that ultimately add delay to the transport of your baby's cord blood and cord tissue and can result in a significant loss of stem cell viability.
FedEx is a registered trademark of Federal Express Corporation; UPS is a registered trademark of United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
MiracleCord's direct medical courier service never outsources the transport of your baby's cord blood and cord tissue to conventional shipping carriers such as FedEx or UPS, and we do not use the batch and hold method. This ensures that your baby's stem cells will be quickly transported to our laboratory in a temperature-controlled environment and processed without delay.