Umbilical cord blood is the blood remaining in the placenta after your
baby is born Cord blood is rich in stem cells. Stem cells have been used
to regenerate healthy blood and immune systems.
After your baby is born, the umbilical cord is clamped and cut. The hospital
staff can collect the blood from the cord of the placenta. The procedure
is safe and painless.
There are a few simple steps you must complete if you would like to enroll
in cord blood baking. You will want to sign up with one of the plans that
is right for your family. You will want to complete the paperwork online
with the cord banking company of your choice, after researching online
and discussing with your physician. A collection kit will be mailed to
you. You will need to remember to bring your kit with you to the hospital
for your delivery. Please remember to tell your physician and nurse you
want cord blood banking. After delivery, you will need to call the number
provided by the cord blood banking of your choice, for 24/7 medical courier
pick up of your kit.