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.
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.
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.
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 promotion, which are found below.
This offer applies only to Natera patients who are referring new customers to Evercord™. "Natera patients" are defined as those who store cord blood or tissue with Evercord or who have used Panorama, Horizon, or any other of Natera’s services. Referrer will receive $200 in cash or a cash equivalent, once the new customer ("referee") has banked with Evercord. Payment is contingent on the referee's successful enrollment in and storage with Evercord. Payments exceeding $600 in a calendar year are subject to IRS tax withholding.
Referrer must provide W-9 IRS form and complete a vendor set up form to be eligible to receive payment. Natera will communicate details to qualifying referrers, by email.
This offer cannot be combined with any other offers and does not apply to past sales. Healthcare professionals ("HCP"s) are not eligible. (HCPs include physicians, medical students, midwives, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants, as well as any of their staff.) Spouses and domestic partners are not eligible to refer each other, nor can a Natera patient refer him or herself. This referral program may be modified or terminated at any time and without notice. Void where prohibited by law. Visit evercord.com/disclaimers for more information.
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:
This guarantee is not available to:
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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