Stem cells save lives. Your baby’s cord blood stem cells are a perfect genetic match for your newborn, and they have a high probability of being a suitable match for siblings and parents.
This eliminates the risk of transplant rejection - otherwise known as Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD) - for your newborn, and significantly reduces the risk of GVHD for immediate family members.
If your baby or an immediate family member is suffering from a life-threatening condition, such as lymphoma, leukemia, sickle-cell anemia, or one of many other 80 diseases and conditions that can be effectively treated with cord blood stem cells, cord blood banking may provide your family with the best chance of survival, recovery, and a renewed quality of life.
Cord blood collection is simple, painless and poses no risk to mother or baby. After the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut, your doctor will begin to collect the cord blood.
The excess cord blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after your baby’s birth will flow into the collection bag. When the flow stops, the collection bag is sealed, labeled and ready for transport to our cord blood laboratory in the MiracleCord StemCare® collection kit.
It is important that cord blood is carefully transported in a temperature-controlled environment while in transit from the birthing facility to our laboratory. In order to ensure that the stem cells in the cord blood and umbilical cord tissue remain viable during transport to the lab, MiracleCord provides Direct Medical Courier service and includes TimeCritical® Processing with every plan.
Learn more about the amazing potential of stem cells and how you can provide complete protection for your family by also saving your baby’s umbilical Cord Tissue.
"The reasons people are storing cord blood today represent only a fraction of its potential uses in the future, as scientists continue to make incredible new discoveries."
Erik Woods, PhD
Cryobiologist & Scientist