Why Bank Cord Blood & Cord Tissue?

The benefits may surprise you.

What Is Cord Blood?

Let's start with the basics

The blood within your baby's umbilical cord is called 'cord blood' for short. Cord blood contains the same powerful stem cells that help your baby develop organs, blood, tissue, and an immune system during pregnancy. After your baby is born, and even after delayed cord clamping, there is blood left over in the umbilical cord that can be collected and saved, or 'banked.'  

Why Bank Cord Blood?

Umbilical cord blood stem cells have the unique ability to help rebuild a healthy immune system damaged by disease. Cord blood has been used in transplant medicine for nearly 30 years and can be used in the treatment of nearly 80 different diseases today.1  Over the last few years, cord blood use has expanded beyond transplant medicine into clinical research trials for conditions like autism and brain injuries

It's a very exciting time for cord blood and the perfect time to bank your baby's cord blood for your family's potential future use.

Learn more about the benefits of cord blood

See how cord blood is helping families today.

Meet Patrick. He used his own cord blood to help his condition - cerebral palsy

Saving a Sibling - The Byrd Family

Who can use your baby's cord blood?

There is often confusion over who can use cord blood stem cells in treatment — the baby they were collected from or a sibling? The short answer is both, but it very much depends on the condition being treated. And it's ultimately the treating physician's decision.

Your Baby

Your baby using cord blood.

A Sibling

A sibling using cord blood.

How is cord blood collected?

The process is safe, painless and will not interfere with your birth plan or your bonding time with your new baby.

After your baby is born the umbilical cord will be clamped and cut. Using ViaCord's collection kit, your medical professional will insert a needle into the umbilical cord and let the remaining blood drain into our collection bag. 

When the collection is complete, we send a courier to your location to pick up your collection kit and transport it to ViaCord’s Processing Lab.  Once at our lab, our lab specialist get to work processing the cord blood to get you the highest volume and quality of stem cells possible. 

Learn more about the about the processing and storage of cord blood

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