Healthcord Webinar Series
Current webinar: How cord blood banking works
What you will learn
How to register for cord blood banking
What happens at the lab
How samples are collected after birth
How cord blood banking works
Cord blood banking is easier than you think. When a parent decides to preserve their baby’s stem cells, we ask them to register online to receive a collection kit.
Once you register, the collection kit will be shipped right to your house. All you have to do is remember to bring it to the hospital on the day of delivery.
After the baby is born, and the umbilical cord is cut according to the birth plan of the mother, your healthcare provider will collect the leftover blood in the umbilical cord and the cord itself.
In the lab, your newborns stem cells sample goes through several different processing steps.
They are checked for sterility, feasibility, and an infectious disease check before stem cells are extracted.
As a final step, we look at the stem cell yield
before these precious samples are cryogenically preserved using computer-operated control rate freezing.
Once your baby’s samples are safely stored in next generation vapour phase tanks, you will receive an email highlighting stem cell yield and all the other information you need to know about sample retrieval.
You can rest assured that these samples will be safely stored for the lifetime of your baby.
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