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Japan With Kids - Forums: Health Topics: Pregnancy/Birth/Childrearing: Cord Blood
By Penny Poe on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 9:38 am:

Has anyone had their child's cord blood saved and banked for future use? My doctor has recommened that I not use the company in Japan because they are under investigation with the Japanese government. He suggested I use a company in the U.S. Any ideas or advice would be appreciated.

By Admin on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 1:27 pm:

There's a post by Ferdinand at:
regarding this topic. Maybe you can email him and find out more details?

By Tokyomama on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 1:44 pm:

I have my two kids' cord blood saved. They were both born in the US so it was an easy decision for us to make.
One critical factor in saving the cord blood was that it had to be sent to the company's lab within 36 hours (I think) of delivery. We had to arrange a special pickup and delivery with FedEx (both kids born late at night).
So you might want to look into how you are going to send it to the overseas (US or UK) in a timely manner.
Good luck!

By Scott Hancock on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 3:39 pm:

Here's a place I came across. There is probably a way to send the sample from Japan in the proper way:

By Penny Poe on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 4:00 pm:

Thanks for the info. Yes I do want to have my child's cord blood stored and I have looked into cord partnets and many other companies. Now I am trying to find the best shipping mehtod from Japan to the US.
Most companies told me that they will store the blood if they have recieved the blood within 48 hours of birth. I am now trying to fins a company that can guarantee shipment, pick-up and delivery within 48 hours. Thanks for any info.

By Scott Hancock on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 4:22 pm:

Assume you have tried FedEx and DHL? With such a special request, it might take asking up the chain a bit.

I'd be curious as to what you find.

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