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.
As you make this important decision, we’re here to provide unbiased advice about things to consider. Simply put, when choosing a cord blood bank, your top priority should be to ensure your child’s cord blood is safe and effective in the event of a transplant. In general this means extracting as many stem cells as possible, while removing most of the red blood cells.
Since there is only a certain amount of stem cells in each collection, it’s important to choose the most effective processing method . Naturally, every cord blood bank claims their process is the best and their yield is the highest. We’re here to help you understand the differences in cord blood processing methods and what really matters.
Unbiased researchers from the Newcastle Centre for Cord Blood, Institute of Human Genetics, asked themselves which processing method was best. They published their findings in the International Journal of Stem Cells, concluding that our method outperformed hetastarch, a first generation technology used by many cord blood banks.
We know there is a lot to think about during your pregnancy. If you are thinking about any product claim made about stem cells in the cord blood industry, always ask for published research in peer-reviewed journals, like the International Journal of Stem Cells, to back-up marketing claims about stem cell yields!
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!
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.