When completing an application for cord blood banking, many parents wonder why we ask about international travel. We ask this because it is required as part of our licensing.
If there is some type of international health scare, the FDA may ask us if any of the parents who have banked their baby’s cord blood had traveled to a specific country. Since we collect that information, we can easily access it and isolate the cord blood if it is required.
We don’t expect this to happen, but we need to have the capabilities to keep all of our stored cord blood safe if it is necessary.