Cord Blood or Bust

You Saved It. You Need It. Now What?

# Cord Blood Banking Fraud

Yes, this is really happening.
You trusted private cord blood banking, and the bank may have blown it — big time. Here’s what we know so far: Families across the country who should be rejoicing over the Duke Autism Center’s Compassionate Care trial approval are instead facing the unthinkable. The safety net is gone. The stems cells aren’t viable; they can’t be used at all. 

Parents are taking legal action against cord blood therapy banks now. If you banked your child’s stem cells, you may be able to hold these private cord blood therapy banks accountable. This is urgent — contact us to learn your options.

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As Bad as it Gets

Banks may have been storing, and charging to keep stem cells banked, even when the material was contaminated, or when there was not enough volume to be useful.
They thought their secret was safe, that no one would learn of what was really happening. The bank’s hope was that you’d never need to use the stem cells, and so would never learn their dirty little secret. 
Now many parents need the stem cells for clinical trials, including the Duke Autism Center trials, and they need them now. All that’s needed to participate in life-changing trials is a simple report to show the stem cells are banked and viable… as they should be, as we thought they were. 

If you used ViaCord, Cryo-Cell International or CBR Systems, or any number of other private banks, they must be able to provide you with a report indicating whether or not your banked stem cells are contaminated (and therefore unusable) or of too low a volume. You need to know whether the cells are viable. We’re here to help families learn the truth about what happened, and to hold these banks accountable if they knowingly misled you into thinking the stem cells you banked were usable when they were anything but.

Yes, it appears as if some banks knowingly keep stem cells banked even when they know the material is contaminated, or when they know there is not enough volume of material to be useful. By not properly reporting issues with contamination or insufficient volume to parents, they put whole families at risk. They took away your safety net — and they didn’t even tell you. Yet they kept on charging monthly or annual fees, making you think everything was fine and that your safety net was in place. 

We understand that the Duke Autism Center trials may have been your last hope. You would do anything for your child, and to think that you were so close — all you needed was the banks to do the job they told you they had been doing all along. Sadly, we can’t make the stem cells viable again — but we can hold these cord blood therapy banks accountable. And we will.

It Wasn’t Okay. 

Please Know: 
Even if you have not needed to utilize your banked stem cells, and even if your child is healthy right now, you might need the stem cells in the future. Every family who privately banked their cord blood can take legal action — even if they have yet to require the stem cells they paid for. The only issue is this is a time-sensitive matter. If you used a cord blood banking facility, please contact us as soon as you can to learn your legal options.

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