How Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Works

Umbilical cord blood banking is actually a simple, painless process for mother and baby.  The most important part is to be sure to order a Collection Kit in advance and bring it with you to the hospital when you go into labor.  After that, your job is to focus on bringing your baby into the world, while your medical team handles the process of collecting the umbilical cord blood immediately after your baby is born.

Once your OBGYN or midwife collects your newborn’s umbilical cord blood into our FDA approved Collection Bag, you will just need to complete the paperwork and call our Client Services team for bedside packing instructions and pick-up at the hospital.

We’ll arrange to ship the kit to our laboratory in Florida and process the collection.  Our laboratory technol0gists will isolate the HSCs, test their viability, and confirm the yield of Total Nucleated Cells (TNC’s).   We’ll then cryogenically store your child’s stem cells in a liquid nitrogen tank at a temperature at or below -150oF.   Your stem cells will be safely stored and remain viable for at least 25 years and possibly indefinitely.


August 27, 2020

The results of a Phase I study published in Stem Cell Translational Medicine suggest that it is safe and feasible to infuse stem cells from banked umbilical cord blood into adults following an acute ischemic stroke. This research paves the way for additional studies into the efficacy of umbilical cord blood in treating stroke patients. […]

August 6, 2020

The human umbilical cord is being increasingly recognized by the medical community for its potential in regenerative medicine and cellular therapies. Once discarded as medical waste, the umbilical cord contains valuable stem cells that are now at the forefront of medical research.  Cord blood derived Hematopoietic  Stem Cells (HSCS) are currently approved by the FDA and being used to treat over 80 diseases and cord tissue derived therapies have been approved in the […]

June 5, 2020

If you’re considering storing stem cells from your newborn’s cord blood, you only have one opportunity to do so – immediately after your child is born. You may be asking how to choose the right cord blood bank to entrust your valuable stem cells to for the next 20 years.  But it can be confusing, […]

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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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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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