Americord Registry Accredited By The Better Business Bureau Receives Top 'A' Rating

February 04, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Americord Registry, the fastest growing cord blood bank in the United States, announced today that it has been accredited by the internationally respected Better Business Bureau (BBB) with an 'A' rating. The BBB is a nonprofit organization that acts as a resource for consumers who are seeking objective, unbiased information on businesses.

In order to be accredited by the BBB, a company must demonstrate that they adhere to eight principles related to creating and maintaining trust in business. The BBB assigns ratings to companies that have met their standards of accreditation. To assign a rating, the BBB rigorously tests the company's customer service, its compliance with the law, and its honesty in advertising, among a number of things.

"We are very proud that the Better Business Bureau has accredited Americord with an 'A' rating," said Americord Registry CEO Martin Smithmyer. "Storing cord blood has the capability to save lives and we focus relentlessly on providing the highest quality, most reliable service to our customers. This accreditation is a validation of our efforts. We are committed to providing the highest quality cord blood banking services at a reasonable price so that all parents have the option of storing their baby's cord blood."

About Americord Registry
Americord Registry is a leader in the advancement of umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and placenta tissue banking. Americord collects, processes, and stores newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood for future medical or therapeutic use, including the treatment of more than 80 blood diseases such as sickle cell anemia and leukemia. Founded in 2008, Americord is registered with the FDA and operates in all 50 states. The company's laboratory is CLIA certified, accredited by the AABB and complies with all federal and state guidelines and applicable licenses. Americord is headquartered in New York, NY. You may visit Americord Registry's website at for more information. You may also find Americord Registry on Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.