Healthcord offers cord blood and cord tissue banking services to families in . If you plan to give birth at any of the hospitals listed below, please contact Healthcord to enroll in cord blood and cord issue banking. If you are planning a home birth in IWK Health Centre, we will also be able to assist you directly.
Your cord blood kit will arrive within 2 days of enrolment. Please remember to bring the kit with you to the hospital at the time of delivery. If your due date is within the next 72 hours, our laboratory will contact you immediately after you register to arrange an emergency kit.
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How IWK Health Centre Cord Blood Banking Works
Healthcord offers both Cord Blood Banking and Cord Tissue Banking to families in .
Within two days of enrolling, we’ll ship your cord blood and cord tissue collection kit right to your doorstep in .
On the big day, bring your kit to the hospital and hand it over to your delivery team. Let your delivery team know you’re storing your baby’s cord blood and cord tissue with Healthcord.
Your doctor will collect the cord blood and cord tissue samples after your baby is born.
Our trained couriers in IWK Health Centre will pick up the collection kit from your bedside and transport it safely to the Healthcord laboratory for processing.
Once your baby’s stem cells are safely stored, you will receive a certificate of banking indicating the number of stem cells, yield, and potency along with instructions on how to retrieve your stem cells in the future. With Healthcord, you can rest easy knowing that your baby’s future health is in good hands.
For families planning a home birth in IWK Health Centre or giving birth at a hospital not listed on our website, please reach out to us at 1.888.802.0706. Our team will be happy to assist you in setting up a personalized plan that fits your unique needs.