November 20, 2015

CariCord’s family cord blood processing methods are unmatched in the industry, allowing us to save more of your baby’s valuable stem cells and umbilical cord tissue. When you are reviewing cord blood banking prices, remember that there is no substitute for quality, which is clearly offered by CariCord’s services.

When you go to the hospital to give birth to your baby, CariCord gives you a kit with all of the necessary materials to collect the cordblood and cord tissue, if you choose this service. After delivery, your doctor will perform the collection after the cord has been clamped and cut. The collection process involves stringent cleansing of the cord prior to collection of the cord blood. The blood is then drawn out of the umbilical cord via a closed, gravity bag system. This is the preferred method for collection because it minimizes contamination.

In general, there are two options as to when the cord blood is collected – either before or after the delivery of the placenta. In the post-delivery method, your doctor will collect your baby’s umbilical cord blood after the placenta has been delivered. In the pre-delivery in-utero method, your health care professional draws the cord blood while the placenta is still in the womb.

The cord blood itself can be collected by one of two methods as well: either through a closed system with a sterile bag or an open system, drawing the blood out with a syringe. Due to a lower risk of bacterial and fungal contamination, CariCord’s family cord blood services only provide the materials for the closed system collection.

Once the time comes to collect the cordblood, after the umbilical cord is cut, your medical professional will insert a sterile needle into the umbilical vein. This allows the cord blood to drain into a sterile bag utilizing gravity. The bag also contains anticoagulant. The entire process typically takes less than 10 minutes and is quite non-intrusive.

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