What Is A Cord Blood Collection Kit?
A cord blood collection kit contains the medical supplies that your doctor or midwife will use to collect your baby's cord blood and cord tissue, after they deliver your baby. The cord blood and cord tissue are collected after the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut, so there is no risk or pain to you or your baby.
What’s Included In The StemCare® Cord Blood Collection Kit?
MiracleCord's exclusive StemCare cord blood collection kit contains an FDA-approved cord blood collection bag, as well as medical supplies to collect the maternal blood, and your baby's cord tissue, if you have chosen a MiracleCord plan that includes cord tissue banking.
Stringent Temperature Control
Your baby's cord blood and cord tissue contain delicate stem cells that are highly vulnerable to changes in temperature. Failure to maintain a consistent room temperature between cord blood collection and cord blood banking can result in a significant loss of viability.
MiracleCord's StemCare thermal technology was designed to meet the stringent material and performance requirements for the transport of clinical specimens. This technology ensures that your baby's cord tissue and cord blood stem cells are protected from fluctuations in ambient temperature throughout the process of delivery to our laboratory facilities.
FDA-Approved Sterile Collection Bag
MiracleCord’s StemCare cord blood collection kit utilizes a sterile, cord blood collection bag that is FDA-approved and safe for use inside the sterile field should a C-section be necessary.
Citrate-Phosphate-Dextrose (CPD) is used exclusively as the anticoagulant in our cord blood collection materials. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends the use of citrate-based anticoagulants such as CPD for cord blood collection. Utilizing the anticoagulant CPD minimizes the risk of the umbilical cord blood clotting while in transit to the laboratory.
Use of the sterile, FDA-approved cord blood collection bag, combined with MiracleCord's StemCare thermal technology, and our TimeCritical® processing, means your family can rest assured that your baby's cord blood and cord tissue are protected from the very moment the specimens are collected and thought to cord blood storage.
MiracleCord's StemCare® collection kit includes an FDA-approved, sterile cord blood collection bag that is safe for use in the sterile field should a C-section be necessary.