Cord Tissue AABB Accreditation
MiracleCord is only 1 of 3 cord blood banks in the U.S. with lab facilities that are accredited with the AABB for processing and storing Cord Tissue derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC's).
Many private cord blood banks have received AABB accreditation for processing and storing Cord Blood derived hematopoietic stem cells (HSC's), but the AABB will not give them accreditation for processing and storing Cord Tissue stem cells because of the inferior methods they use (referred to as storing whole, segmented or minced tissue). Studies have shown that little-to-no viable stem cells can be recovered after removal from cryogenic storage with these methods.
MiracleCord's method of isolating the MSC's from Cord Tissue prior to freezing mitigates the limitations of the other methods and results in consistent recovery of high percentages of viable stem cells. This is the ONLY method of processing and storing Cord Tissue approved by the AABB.
What many expecting parents don't realize when choosing a cord blood bank that has not received accreditation from the AABB for banking Cord Tissue is that those stem cells will likely never be viable for use in a transplant.