How Umbilical Cord Blood + Cord Tissue Banking Works

Umbilical cord blood + cord tissue 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. Industry research has confirmed that cord blood stem cells remain viable after 30 years of cryopreservation. Cord for Life has been successfully storing highly functional stem cells for 27 years and counting.


January 17, 2022

What is a 5-compartment cord blood freezer bag? Historically, cord blood was stored in a cryo-bag with only one or two chambers. Using a one chamber bag requires all of the stored product to be used at one time. A two-chamber bag typically has 80% in one section and 20% in the other section and […]

October 29, 2021

Cord for Life® ANNOUNCES CORD BLOOD CLINICAL TRIAL Phase I Trial for the Treatment of lower back pain of the Sacroiliac Joint ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL (October 29, 2021) Cord for Life®, a full-service cord blood bank with over 25 years of experience, today announced plans to conduct a clinical trial to treat lower back pain arising from the Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) using a biological therapeutic derived from umbilical cord blood.  The company has […]

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. […]

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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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