COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency

COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency

NECBB COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency Statement

As we adjust our lives to reduce the transmission of coronavirus, it is natural to worry about the safety and security of everything you hold precious, including your newborn’s stem cells.

As a laboratory business deemed ‘essential’ by the state of Massachusetts, New England Cord Blood Bank will remain open and fully operational. 

As we all navigate through this new coronavirus threat, we will keep you updated with any pertinent news that develops.

Existing Clients

If you currently have your child's cord blood and/or tissue stored with NECBB, rest assured knowing that your stored unit will not be jeopardized in any way through the COVID-19 coronavirus emergency.

Our storage facility is fully equipped to handle the most severe disasters or emergencies. Our gravity-fed bulk liquid nitrogen tank doesn't rely on electricity to feed our storage tanks, and our backup generator protects our facility from power outages.

New Enrollments

If you recently signed up with NECBB or are considering enrolling, the only change at this time may be with the collection kit pickup.

On March 15, the MA Department of Public Health issued hospital visitor restrictions, potentially limiting the ability for our couriers to reach you. As of the published date of this post, our couriers have reported no significant issues getting into hospitals. Despite that, we recommend having a family member be prepared to meet our courier outside the hospital to hand off the collection kit., in the event that they have issues entering the hospital or gaining access to your floor.