Healthcord – Canada’s Trusted Name in Cord Blood Banking
World Class Standards You Can Count On
Processed cord blood and cord tissue stem cells are considered ‘biologic drugs’ because they can be used in the treatment of disease. At Healthcord, we are committed to assuring that the quality of processing and storage meets or exceeds all specifications and guidelines set forth by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), Health Canada, and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).
We are Health Canada inspected and approved, and FDA registered.
Our lab has proudly achieved the highest level of accreditation with the AABB, the leading international accreditation body for blood banks, and participates in the CAP Proficiency Testing Program to ensure the highest quality laboratory testing and processing.
Cord blood and cord tissue banking is strictly regulated in Canada. Healthcord is inspected and approved by Health Canada. Health Canada inspections include onsite visits by Health Canada auditors to inspect and approve every aspect of the laboratory, including the cord blood collection kit, collection process, transportation of the stem cells, stem cell processing at the laboratory, freezing, long-term storage, and future retrieval of the stem cells for use. This is one of the most stringent qualifications anywhere in the world.
AABB (American Association of Blood Banks)
Healthcord has proudly achieved the highest level of accreditation with the AABB, the leading international accreditation body for blood banks. Accreditation follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained AABB assessors and establishes that the level of medical, technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds the standards set by AABB.
AABB accredited organizations are recognized by their peers as leaders in their field and as pivotal voices in the dialogue through which consensus-based, voluntary standards are developed and implemented.
CAP Proficiency Testing
College of American Pathologists (CAP) is the worldwide leader in providing quality improvement programs to pathologists and laboratory professionals. Our laboratory participates in the proficiency testing program administered by CAP to ensure the highest quality laboratory testing and processing
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
The FDA offers registration for cord blood banking laboratories and their cord blood collection kits. Healthcord is FDA registered and meet all of the FDA requirements for cord blood and cord tissue storage including good tissue practice regulations, and donor screening and testing for infectious disease.