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What is cord blood?

Cord blood, or umbilical cord blood, is the blood remaining in your child’s umbilical cord and the child’s side of the placenta following birth. It is a rich, non-controversial source of stem cells that are potentially life saving for members of your family.

These cells are not only genetically unique for your family, but also unique with respect to point in time – bringing particularly favorable “plasticity characteristics” (or the ability to transform into other types of tissue).  In addition, these young cells are relatively immunological naive – that is, more transplantable than similarly matched, more mature cells.

Consequently, these newborn stem cells have the unique ability to repair or replace damaged cells and tissue for members of your family.

Why do families choose to collect and store their baby’s cord blood with Stembanc?

Today, families are banking their baby’s cord blood with Stembanc for several reasons. Cryopreserving cord blood with Stembanc offers peace of mind. Should there be a lifesaving need, these precious cells that are genetically unique to your family are readily available for you.

Stembanc enrolled families also understand that medical advancements are progressing at a rapid pace.  Developments using these cells today were not even imagined just a few years ago. And what is possible today, likely is only a fraction of what will be possible in the next five, ten, or twenty years.

Is there any risk to my child?

There is no pain or risk involved in the collection of cord blood stem cells for Stembanc enrolled families.  Stembanc’s cord blood stem cell  collection procedure takes less than ten minutes to complete. The stem cells are collected after the umbilical cord is clamped and cut, and no longer attached to your child.

When is the cord blood collected?

There is just one brief moment in time when you can collect and preserve your child’s precious cord blood stem cells with Stembanc. That’s at the moment of birth.  Call Stembanc (1-877-836-2262) for more information today.