SOURCE: Cryobanks International, Inc.

November 30, 2008 01:00 ET

Cryobanks International and Becoming Mom Pregnancy Spa & Ultrasound Imaging Center Team Up to Educate Moms About Umbilical Cord Blood

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL--(Marketwire - November 30, 2008) - Cryobanks International Inc., a leader in the collection, processing, and banking of umbilical cord blood, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Becoming Mom Pregnancy Spa & Imaging Center located in Mason, OH, a Cincinnati, OH suburb.

Through this partnership, Becoming Mom will add umbilical cord blood storage and donation to its long list of specialty services all which promote a healthy pregnancy for its clients. Becoming Mom will be taking an active role in educating their members about their cord blood options while in the comfort of the Becoming Mom Spa environment. Through this program, Becoming Mom Members will be able to donate their cord blood free of cost. Or if they feel private storage is the better option, their Becoming Mom Spa Membership will earn them a discount on Cryobanks International's initial processing and storage fee.

"We are excited to be working with Becoming Mom helping educate their members about their cord blood options. We know there is still a lot of confusion about what options families have for their babies' cord blood and what option is best for each. Helping Becoming Mom promote a well informed decision to the parents is our main goal," said Legna Pena, Marketing Coordinator for Cryobanks International.

"I have long thought that offering education about cord blood storage to our clients was a service that fit perfectly within our mission. With Cryobanks International, I have finally found the right partner to do it with," says Dawn Bierschwal, Founder of Becoming Mom.

The companies will be making necessary changes on their websites for Members to access the services provided by each company. However they can call 1-800-869-8608 or visit the Cryobanks website for more information at

About Cryobanks:

Cryobanks International, Inc. (CII), located in Altamonte Springs, FL, is a leader in the collection, processing, and banking of stem cells derived from the umbilical cord. The stem cell rich units of cord blood (CB) are processed and stored using the company's proprietary processing methods and are stored for use in unrelated transplants. CII established the first and only nationwide cord blood public donation bank. The company also provides personal storage programs. In recent years, cord blood transplants (CBTs) have become widely recognized as a safe and effective alternative to traditional bone marrow transplants (BMT). CII has processed over 16,000 cord blood units in its 13 years of operation. The company is one of just eighteen National Marrow Donor Program Network Cord Blood banks. Fully AABB accredited, FDA registered and cGMP/cGTP compliant, CII operates its own processing and storage facility. The company also provides consulting and management services for those interested in developing their own cord blood banking operations. For more information call 1-800-869-8608 or visit the website at

About Becoming Mom Pregnancy Spa:

Becoming Mom Pregnancy Spa & Ultrasound Imaging Center, located at Deerfield Towne Center in Mason, OH caters to the unique needs of expecting women and new Moms. They offer a full range of specially designed spa services, 4D ultrasounds performed by medical sonographers, and a wide range of maternity products. Gift Certificates are available. Other locations across the country are coming soon! Please visit us at

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Legna A. Pena
    Cryobanks International, Inc.
    Tel - 407-834-8333
    Fax - 407-834-3533
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