Disclaimers

The choice to use cord blood stem cells will depend on a variety of factors – only a physician can determine when cord blood stem cells should be used, on a case by case basis. Many of the conditions currently treated with cord blood stem cells are genetic diseases. There is no guarantee that your physician will choose stem cell transplant over other courses of treatment. Unlike cord blood, there are currently no proven treatments using cord tissue stem cells.

Transplant Summary Disclaimer

Natera and Bloodworks are in a partnership to create Evercord™, an offering that enables expectant parents to collect, store and potentially retrieve their newborn’s cord blood and tissue for therapeutic use in transplantation and regenerative medicine applications. The transplant data cited is from Bloodworks’ prior experience as a public cord blood bank. This data is referenced as proof of the quality processing and preservation systems for the Evercord product that are designed to enable transplantation when needed, and as a reference point for families who purchase the Evercord product.

New York Residents

Activities for New York State residents are limited to collection of umbilical cord tissue and processing and long-term storage of umbilical cord tissue or cord tissue-derived cells. The tissue bank's possession of a New York State license for such collection, processing and/or long-term storage does not indicate approval or endorsement of possible future uses or future suitability of these cells.

Promotions

Promotional offers may be modified or terminated at any time without notice. Limit one promotion/coupon per customer (unless otherwise specified by Natera). Must be used in one transaction. Cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or used for previously purchased products or services from Natera. Not redeemable for cash, gift certificates, or credit. No reproductions or rain checks accepted. Offer valid only during the stated period of the promotion. Total amount of the offer must be redeemed at one time. Promotions are applied to the upfront fees, not annual storage costs, except as otherwise specified by Natera (e.g., the Refer a Friend for Free Annual Storage promotion, and promotions on Lifetime Storage Packages). Promotional offers do not apply to financed purchases of cord blood banking (or cord blood plus cord tissue banking). Evercord promotional values cannot be applied to fees for other Natera products/services and are only applicable to Evercord services. Professional Discounts cannot be combined with other offers. Must be 18 or older. Void where prohibited by law.

Specific restrictions apply to the Refer a Friend for Free Annual Storage promotion, which are found below.

Refer a Friend for Free Annual Storage Promotion

Applies only to existing customers who are referring new customers to Evercord. Referring customer will receive a credit for the next two years of annual storage when the new customer has banked. Not redeemable for cash. Customers who are not up to date on their annual storage payments are not eligible for this promotion. Customers who are healthcare professionals (HCPs) are also not eligible. (HCPs include physicians, medical students, midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physician assistants, and any of their staff.) Referral program may be modified or terminated at any time without notice. Void where prohibited by law.

Quality Service Guarantee

As an Evercord customer, the integrity of your child’s cord blood stem cell sample is guaranteed. If your child’s cord blood stem cells are used in transplantation, and the cells fail to engraft*, Natera will refund all service fees paid to Natera by you and pay you an additional $100,000, subject to the qualifications below. If you choose to continue storage of a Non-Conforming Sample (as this is defined in your Evercord Enrollment Agreement), this guarantee will not apply.

Program Qualifications Use of Cells – Evercord’s Quality Service Guarantee Medical Requirements:

  • The cells must be collected with an Evercord collection kit and processed and cryopreserved in Natera’s lab partner’s facility.
  • The cells must be used in a stem cell transplant for hematopoietic reconstitution either by the donor (autologous use) or a first- or second-degree genetic relative that is a sufficient HLA match.
  • The cells must be released to a licensed medical facility, and administered to a patient whose care is under the supervision of a licensed transplant physician.
  • The cord blood sample must contain at least 2 X 107 total nucleated cells per kilogram.
  • The cord blood sample must contain at least 1 X 105 CD34+ cells per kilogram.
  • The patient must be provided sufficient time post-transplant for engraftment to occur according to standard protocols.
  • The cells must not be subjected to positive or negative cell selection, manipulation, gene therapy, or expansion.
  • The cord blood sample cannot be combined with another product, such as without limitation: bone marrow, peripheral blood, or another manufactured cord blood product from another source.
  • The cells must not be used in experimental procedures, including but not limited to mini-transplants, full or partial infusions, cell expansion, gene therapy, or other types of experimental procedures, extensive or experimental laboratory cultures, or combined with other agents outside of typical transplant regimens. At the time of the release of the unit, Natera’s Medical Director will review the list of medically accepted, proven transplantable conditions, and confirm whether or not the transplant is for experimental use. If a unit is requested for experimental use, this guarantee does not apply.
  • The patient and/or stem cell sample must not be subjected to investigational drugs or protocols that may interfere with or adversely affect the ability of the cells to engraft within 200 days of transplantation.

This guarantee is not available to:

  • Customers who enroll in Evercord through the Family Connection Program or other compassionate use program.
  • Customers whose fees are paid by a 3rd party, including but not limited to Medicare or Medicaid.

This guarantee is void where prohibited by law.
Evercord’s Quality Service Guarantee is subject to the terms and conditions of the Evercord Enrollment Agreement.

*Definition of “engraft”: Cord blood stem cell engraftment is defined as three consecutive days in which absolute neutrophil count is at least 500 per microliter. Valid medical records documenting proof of non-engraftment is required by Natera in order to honor the guarantee. The choice to use cord blood stem cells will depend on a variety of factors - only a physician can determine when cord blood stem cells should be used, on a case by case basis. Many of the conditions currently treated with cord blood stem cells are genetic diseases. There is no guarantee that your physician will choose stem cell transplant over other courses of treatment. Cord tissue research, unlike that of cord blood, is currently at the pre-clinical stage, and proven treatments using cord tissue stem cells are not currently known. This guarantee does not apply to transplantation of cord tissue units.

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