Cord blood banking3:

things you can do with your newborn’s cord and placental blood after childbirth: bank it publicly (donate it), bank it privately (for family use), or discard it

1:

number of public cord blood banks in New Jersey: Community Blood Services

4 to 6:

number of weeks prior to due date to decide if you want to bank your newborn’s cord blood

70+:

life-threatening diseases that currently use cord blood stem cells for treatment, including lymphoma, leukemia, and other cancers. Researchers see promise for treating cerebral palsy, juvenile diabetes, and brain injuries in the future

$1,000–$2,000:

approximate initial cost to bank cord blood at a private bank

1:

approximate initial cost to bank cord blood at a private bank

$125:

approximate annual cost to store cord blood in a private bank

Sources: Community Blood Services; Parent's Guide to Cord Blood.