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.

Facts About Cord Blood

Contains hematopoietic stem cells

Cord blood contains hematopoietic stem cells, which have the power to regenerate blood cells and rebuild healthy blood.

Can regenerate cells of the immune system

Your immune system consists of white blood cells which are generated by hematopoietic stem cells. Banked hematopoietic stem cells may help rebuild the immune system in the future.

Perfect match to your child, close match to family members

Your child’s cord blood has a 100% chance of matching your child and up to a 50% chance of matching his/her siblings.

Utilized in the treatment of over 80 diseases

Hematopoietic stem cells are currently used to treat blood disorders, immune system disorders, metabolic disorders and various cancers.

Can be stored indefinitely

Once your child’s cord blood is banked, you can sit back and relax because your child’s stem cells can last indefinitely once cryogenically stored. He/she can use them at any time later in life.


Why choose to bank both cord blood and cord tissue?

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