What is Cord Blood?
The blood that remains in your baby's umbilical cord after it has been cut is called “cord blood” which is rich in stem cells. These valuable cells which are genetically unique to your baby and family, can only be collected in the few minutes that follow your baby's birth.
What is Cord Blood Banking?
Preserving your newborn's stem cells is called cord blood banking and allows you to have your baby's cord blood saved for potential medical uses to treat life-threatening diseases.If you choose not to bank your baby's cord blood, it will be discarded after birth.
How is Cord Blood Collected?
Cord blood banking involves several steps including:
What Happens to the Cord Blood Collected After It's Collected?
After your baby's cord blood has been collected and sealed, the cord blood will then be transferred to a processing facility by private medical courier for processing and storage.