Your baby is born with a precious gift. Why
would you throw it away? Save the umbilical cord...
What is Umbilical Cord Blood? It is the blood that remains in your
baby's umbilical cord after it has been cut. This blood is rich in stem
cells. These cells which are genetically unique to your baby and
your family/ They can only be collected a few minutes after you
baby is born.
What is umbilical cord blood banking? It is the preserving
of your newborn baby's stem cells. It allows you to have your
baby's cord blood preserved for future medical uses to treat
life-threatening conditions and diseases. If you do not choose to bank
your baby’s cord blood, it will be thrown away after birth. Why would
you lose this?
How is umbilical cord blood collected? Umbilical cord blood
banking involves several steps including collection, processing and
storage. Cord blood collection is a simple, safe and painless procedure
that usually takes less than five minutes and can be performed after
vaginal or cesarean births. After your baby has been born and the cord
has been clamped and cut, the blood will be drawn from the umbilical
cord before it is discarded.
What Happens to the umbilical cord blood after it is 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 future storage.
Think about it: 3/4 of
the people who need a bone marrow transplant fail to get one because
they cannot find a match to them. Patients with diseases like
leukemia are sometimes dying unnecessarily. With umbilical cord blood
banking and storage this opens new chances for people. Your new-born
baby has a new life solution...