Why the Processing Method of Cord Blood Matters

If you are interested in storing your child’s cord blood, it’s important that you understand how each stage of cord blood banking works. The processing stage is particularly important as it can affect how many viable stem cells are collected from your child’s cord blood.

Despite the importance of processing, many cord blood banks don’t share much detail about the processing stage and which techniques they use. To help you learn more, this guide will explain how cord blood processing works and why it matters.

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Should You Save Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord Tissue?

A few years ago, saving the umbilical cord blood at birth is the only option available for expecting parents when it comes to newborn stem cell banking. At Cells4Life, we can also save a piece of the umbilical cord (cord tissue), the placental cells, as well as the amnion. This provides you the option to store the maximum number of stem cells from the umbilical cord and placenta.

The umbilical cord tissue is rich in Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) that are crucial for tissue repair or replacement. Cells4Life umbilical cord tissue storage keeps the umbilical cord intact, retaining the tissue and the stems cells it contains, providing more opportunities for treatment.

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Cord Blood Banking 101: What Expectant Parents Should Know - Part 3

Welcome to our third and final article on Cord Blood Banking 101 series! On the first part, we talked about the discovery of cord blood use in medicine and what diseases can be treated. While on the second part, we talked about the benefits of cord tissue, why expecting parents save the cord blood and cord tissue with a private cord blood bank, and the process.

In this last article, we’ll talk in more detail about the steps in cord blood banking, the storage options available for expecting parents, and what happens after the cord blood sample is collected and shipped to the laboratory.

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Cord Blood Banking 101: What Expectant Parents Should Know - Part 2

Welcome to the second article on our Cord Blood Banking 101 series! On the first part, we talked about the history of cord blood, it's benefits and medical conditions that can be treated. Click here if you want to read it again.

In this article, we will talk about why it is important to bank the cord tissue as well, how cord blood and cord tissue banking works, and we'll also discuss the reasons why expecting parents are deciding to save their baby's cord blood with a private cord blood bank.

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Cord Blood Banking 101: What Expectant Parents Should Know - Part 1

There is a vast amount of information available online about saving the umbilical cord blood at birth, commonly known as cord blood banking – so much that it can be confusing for expecting parents who have only heard about the concept for the first-time.

Although cord blood banking is a growing trend worldwide, there are still many parents who didn’t know about it, so they were not able to save their baby’s umbilical cord blood on the day of delivery. To spread more awareness about the important benefits of cord blood we are publishing a series of articles dedicated for expecting parents who want to learn more about it.

In this first part of Cord Blood banking 101 series, we are going to provide you with a list of useful articles that discuss about the history of cord blood, why save the cord blood, what diseases can be treated and more.

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Cord Blood Transplant: 2 Main Types You Should Know

Over the past 33 years, stem cell transplant from a newborn’s umbilical cord blood have been used to save the lives of thousands of patients. Cord blood stem cells has been used to treat a wide variety of life-threatening conditions including cancer, immune disorders, and blood disorders.

Researchers have discovered that cord blood stem cells may also play an important role in treating conditions like heart disease, macular degeneration, rheumatoid arthritis, COVID-19, and several paediatric disorders.

There are two main types of cord blood transplant, known as the autologous and allogenic stem cell transplants. This article will explain the differences between these two transplant options.

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5 Facts about Cells4Life Cord Blood Bank You Should Know

It is important to thoroughly research the private cord blood banks that you are interested in before choosing one. After all — your child’s umbilical cord blood is an important medical resource that could someday save their life. To help you learn more about Cells4Life, here are 5 important facts you should know about us.

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4 Useful Tips When Choosing a Family Cord Blood Bank

Cord blood banking is a topic being discussed more often by physicians and expectant parents. It is a growing trend and more than 5 million families have stored their baby’s cord blood worldwide. The vast array of information online can be difficult to sift through. Being presented with a lot of information at a short time can be very overwhelming and you might get confused about the different cord blood banking options available for you.

Saving the cord blood at birth is a unique opportunity to preserve the stem cells within the cord blood that could possibly be used by your child or other family members in the future. Here are some tips to help you in choosing a family cord blood bank:

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Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord Could Change their Life

The umbilical cord is a truly remarkable organ. It is a conduit between the mother’s placenta and the foetus, providing the foetus with oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood and removing waste. Without a healthy umbilical cord, life would be impossible.

Traditionally, the umbilical cord would be discarded as medical waste after a baby is delivered. However, this has changed in recent years, as researchers have discovered that umbilical cord blood and tissue is a plentiful source of valuable stem cells.

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8 Myths Uncovered about Cord Blood Stem Cell Storage

As parents learn more about umbilical cord stem cells and their potential uses, they can become overloaded with information. Unfortunately, some of the information they receive may not be accurate. In this article, we'll uncover the most common myths and misconceptions about cord blood stem cell storage that you should know if you are considering saving your baby's umbilical cord blood at birth.

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