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Courier Service

Many cord blood banks that provide “medical courier service” for their clients actually utilize a hybrid courier service to transport cord blood and cord tissue specimens. Hybrid service models use a medical courier to pick up your baby’s cord blood from your hospital room, but it is then dropped off at a nearby FedEx® or UPS® location, and handled by one of these conventional shipping carriers for the remainder of the transport to the lab.

Conventional shipping carriers such as FedEx® and UPS® are not temperature-controlled and may take 48 hours or more to deliver your baby’s cord blood to the lab. Both factors could result in a significant loss of stem cell viability. Furthermore, conventional shipping companies do not differentiate cord blood specimens from their other package delivery services, and do not provide the specialized care that is critical for the transport of biological materials.

Private medical couriers employ experts who are trained in the handling of human tissue. They will carefully and quickly transport your baby’s cord blood in a temperature-controlled environment, without relying on outsourced shipping vendors.

MiracleCord only uses a non-hybrid private medical courier service to transport your baby's cord blood and cord tissue, and never transfers custody to a commercial shipping carrier.


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