How is Cord Tissue Collected?
As with cord blood, cord tissue is collected following birth. In the past, both cord blood and cord tissue used to be discarded as medical waste. When you choose to preserve your newborn’s cord tissue, your delivering healthcare provider will cut a segment of the umbilical cord and place the umbilical cord in a provided collection vessel.
Banking cord tissue does not impact your birthing process. It is a quick and painless procedure that will provide your child and your entire family with lifetime access to a valuable source of stem cells.