What is Cord Blood?
Cord blood is the blood left in the umbilical cord after a baby is born. Cord blood contains powerful hematopoietic stem cells, which have amazing regenerative potential to help heal the body’s blood and immune systems.
Cord blood has been used for over 30 years to treat over 80 diseases. Many clinical trials are currently underway using stem cells in the treatment of diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and much more. During the lifetime of your child, the uses for hematopoietic stem cells will continue to grow.
How is Cord Blood Collected?
After your child is born, the umbilical cord is normally clamped, cut, then discarded as medical waste. If you choose to bank your child’s cord blood, your delivering healthcare provider will collect the cord blood using the cord blood collection kit for long-term storage.
Banking cord blood will not affect your birthing process in any way. It is just a 5 minutes of work for a lifetime of benefits for your child and your entire family.