A week or so after hearing about Israel's cord blood bank, we came across an article about Duke University doing something similar. We looked into it and decided that was what we would do. There was plenty of paperwork and our medical team needed to register online in order to be certified to do the collection, yet for the most part it was pretty straightforward.
If you are interested, I encourage expectant moms and dads to check out the link and feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Carolinas Cord Blood Bank
Here is an article that speaks more to the public vs private blood banks.
Cord Blood Bank Article