How cord tissue collection works
Just like ViaCord’s cord blood banking service, our tissue banking includes the collection and preparation of treatment-ready cells. After your doctor or midwife has collected your baby’s cord blood, they will collect as much of the umbilical cord as possible and place it in the sterile, protective storage cup provided in your ViaCord collection kit. Both the storage cup and cord blood collection bag are then placed in the kit, which is picked up by a medical courier and transported to ViaCord’s stem cell processing lab and storage facility. There, ViaCord’s lab specialists extract the stem cells from the umbilical cord tissue, prior to storage, to prepare the cells for future medical use.