What is cord blood banking?

Cord blood banking is the process of collecting and storing your baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells for potential medical use. ViaCord also offers parents the option to collect and store stem cells found in the tissue of the umbilical cord.  This is known as cord tissue banking. Our approach to cord blood and cord tissue banking is simple: Apply the most advanced science to deliver the highest-quality stem cell collection and storage process in order to achieve the best results for families. That approach has guided our growth and success for nearly twenty-five years.

On the day your baby is born, ViaCord takes care of the logistics surrounding the collection and transport, so you can focus on the important things.

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ViaCord's Service - An Overview

  • After you enroll with ViaCord, we ship you a cord blood collection kit in the mail. 
  • Give your medical team a heads up and on the big day provide them with the kit. 
  • Once your baby is born, and after your umbilical cord is cut, your doctor or midwife will insert a needle to collect the remaining blood. It takes about 5 minutes. 
  • Once the collection kit is ready for pick up call ViaCord and a courier is dispatched to your location. 
  • After your unit arrives at ViaCord’s Processing Lab, specialists will process your baby’s stem cells to maximize cell yield. They are then transferred to a transplant-ready cryobag for storage at or below ≤ -170º C (brrr). 
  • If you ever need to retrieve your stem cells, call us.