$499 for Umbilical-Cord Blood Collection Kit with Shipping and Processing Included from AlphaCord ($1,050 Value)

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Stem-cell-rich umbilical-cord blood is collected and stored for possible future use in fighting a range of diseases

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Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Order required at least one week in advance. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$499 for Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Kit ($1,050 Value)

After receiving it in the mail, mothers-to-be bring their collection kit to the delivery room when they go into labor. Once the baby is born, the healthcare professional will collect the blood from the mother's umbilical cord after cutting and clamping it. Customers then place the collection device in the prepaid and pre-addressed transportation box, which a courier will pick up from the delivery room. When it arrives at the AlphaCord laboratory, a team of technicians cryopreserves the blood, then places it in a highly secured storage area where it will stay for a pre-arranged storage period. All shipping, transportation, and processing costs are included in this Groupon.

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There are two things that are absolutely vital when someone first becomes a parent: lots of sleep, and peace of mind. AlphaCord grants that second essential by providing umbilical-cord blood collection and storage services to brand-new mothers. Because it's chock-full of life-giving stem cells, saving a baby's umbilical cord blood may help doctors treat the child—and potentially relatives—for a number of diseases later on. The collection process is simple: the same professional that delivers the baby collects the blood from the mother, keeping the baby and any queasy storks entirely removed from the process. Once it's collected, the blood is swiftly couriered to the AlphaCord storage facility where it is cryogenically frozen and stored for future use.