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How Banking Works
How Banking Works

Safe, Quick and Painless Collection of Cord Blood

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to store your child’s cord blood and cord lining stem cells

Cord blood can only be collected from the umbilical cord immediately after birth (normal delivery or caesarean section). This blood is routinely discarded and its collection does not alter normal birth procedures. The collection is painless, easy and safe for both you and your child.

Collection of Cord Blood

Delivery of Baby

the umbilical cord is clamped and cut by your OBGYN

After your baby is born, the umbilical cord is clamped and cut by your OBGYN (obstetrician / gynaecologist). Baby is separated from placenta.

Needle inserted into the umbilical cord

Collection bag needle is inserted into the umbilical cord

Collection bag needle is inserted into the umbilical cord to collect the remaining blood which would otherwise be discarded as medical waste.

Cord Blood is collected

Blood is drained from the cord into collection bag

Blood is drained from the cord into collection bag by gravity flow.

StemLife Collection Kit

StemLife cord blood collection kit

Once the cord blood is collected, the collection bag will be placed in our specially designed collection kit and transported to our laboratory for processing.

Cryopreservation

stem cells cryopreservation

Once it arrives at the laboratory, our technologists will perform a series of tests and assess the amount of stem cells collected. Upon completion, the cord blood stem cells will be stored in a FDA-approved multi-compartment Cryobag and ready to be cryopreserved for long term storage at -196°C.