Umbilical Cord Saving

Umbilical Cord Banking


Store Umbilical Cord Blood



Umbilical Cord Saving

Store Umbilical Cord Blood



Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell Research

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking and Banks

Umbilical Cord Bank

Fetal Stem Cell Research

Umbilical Cord Preservation

Umbilical Cord Freezing





Why would you store umbilical cord blood?


The Umbilical Cord Savingmain reason to store umbilical cord blood is for a future transplant. Umbilical Cord blood is especially useful for:

  • Patients who need a transplant very quickly.  The umbilical cord blood unites are stored and ready for immediate use.
  • Patients who have a hard time finding a matched bone marrow donor. Umbilical Cord blood does not have to match a patient's tissue type as closely as donated bone marrow does. If the umbilical cord blood is donated, it helps patients from racially or ethnic diverse communities.



Donating and Storing Umbilical Cord Blood

On almost any day, over 6,000 patients, their friends and family search for a matching bone marrow donor through National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry. These patients have leukemia, lymphoma and other life threatening diseases that can be treated by a bone marrow or cord blood transplant. National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Registry is the

When donated cord blood meets these standards for transplant, it will be stored and listed on the NMDP Registry:

  • The cord blood unit must be large enough (contain enough blood forming cells) for a transplant. If there are too few cells, the cord blood may be used for research to improve transplants for future patients or it may be discarded.
  • The cord blood unit and the mother's blood sample must show no signs of infection or other medical concerns.

If the cord blood unit is suitable for transplant, it is tissue typed, then frozen and stored in a liquid nitrogen freezer. The cord blood unit is then listed on the NMDP Registry, where it is included in our research study and available to any searching patient in need.



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