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Healthcare Professionals


OUR HOSPITAL PROGRAM


We partner with hospitals to ensure that every family has the opportunity to store stem cells from their newborn’s umbilical cord blood.

Our Partner Hospitals help educate expectant parents about their cord blood options to donate, privately bank, or discard their newborn’s cord blood.  They perform the cord blood collection immediately after delivery, and leave the rest to Cord for Life®.

Learn more about how our hospital program is helping to build the public inventory of cord blood through awareness, education, and access.


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ONLINE COLLECTION TRAINING


Cord blood collectors play a critical role in determining the transplant potential of each unit. The quantity of stem cells contained in cord blood is unpredictable and current protocols rely on the total volume collected as the first key to obtaining a transfusable stem cell unit.


Since cord blood stem cells do not regenerate, there is only a limited amount available for future use.  The best results for patients begins in the delivery room – the more cord blood collected, the more stem cells can be recovered and stored.


We provide complete instructions for cord blood collections, including maternal blood draw requirements, vaginal, C-section, and ex-utero deliveries, and contact information for kit pick-up.


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REQUEST EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS


Cord for Life® is dedicated to increasing the public’s awareness of the lifesaving treasure that is cord blood and their cord blood options. We have developed a library of complimentary educational materials for your patients.

We offer FREE brochures in English and Spanish that explain stem cells, cord blood banking, and the benefits of donating cord blood to help build a genetically diverse public inventory.  We also offer a brochure that explains the choices for cord blood banking – donate, privately bank, or discard, the collection process, and the approved uses for cord blood.

You can select individual items that best suit your needs or you choose our Cord Blood Awareness Packets that contain both educational and enrollment information.


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SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS


Cord for Life® conducts scientific research to help determine the best collection, processing, and storage methods for cord blood units.  Our goal is to ensure the best results for patients in need of a transplant.


We publish our findings to help improve the science of cord blood banking and the opportunities for families in need.


We publish our findings to help improve the science of cord blood banking and the opportunities for families in need.


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LATEST ARTICLES


June 7, 2018

So much research is going on with stem cells from cord blood as scientists work to unlock the secrets of stem cells.  Much of the research centers on the anti-inflammatory properties of stem cells from umbilical cord blood. Medical research into stem cells is ongoing, offering the potential to treat diseases or injuries that have […]

June 7, 2018

Stem cells perform three important functions:  1.  They renew themselves; 2. Differentiate into other cells; and 3. Renew other cells. Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) can restore the immune system following  chemotherapy or radiation for leukemia, lymphoma, and other life-threatening diseases. Historically, HSCs have only been available from bone marrow and peripheral blood transplants.  As cord […]

June 7, 2018

In addition to potentially life-saving stem cells, your newborn’s umbilical cord blood also contains their DNA.   Storing your child’s cord blood ensures that their baseline genetic information will be available if ever needed. What Can Genes Tell Us? The sum total of all the information coded into your child’s individual genes is their genome.  Simply […]

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Ready to sign-up for cord blood banking?

Reserve your Cord Blood Collection Kit in time to bring it with you when you go into labor.  Give your newborn every advantage with cord blood banking!


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Donate Cord Blood

By donating your newborn’s cord blood, you are joining a nationwide effort to create a genetically diverse inventory of stem cells for transplant to a child.


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Our purpose is to provide the expectant mothers with information necessary to discover the lifesaving potential of umbilical cord blood.

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