Collection and Storage of Cord Blood
Collecting your baby’s cord blood is simple and safe. When your baby is born, the cord is clamped and cut. Using the supplies provided in the Cryo-Cell collection kit, your healthcare professional collects the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta.
1. You may arrange for the transport of your specimen by simply calling a Cryo-Cell Transportation Coordinator 24/7/365 at 1-800-STOR-CELL, option 1.
2. Once your specimen is received in Cryo-Cell’s laboratory, the cord blood is tested for microbiological contamination. It is then processed with Hespan®, a plasma volume expander derived from natural sources of starch, to reduce the red blood cells while concentrating the white blood cells and stem cells.
Last edited by cellecell; 7th June 2011 at 10:22 AM.