Each year, thousands of people in the United States are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses where cord blood transplantation serves as an optimal form of treatment. Cord-blood stem cells can assist in rebuilding a healthy immune system damaged by disease. Cord blood has been used in the treatment of nearly 80 different diseases. The decision to bank your baby’s cord blood may potentially save the life of your baby or a sibling facing a life-threatening disease in the future.
The process of collecting cord blood is painless and safe for both mother and baby. It requires three-to-five minutes to collect and does not interfere with bonding time between mother and baby. EUCYT is unique from other stem-cell collection companies because all steps are handled solely in our lab, including collection, processing and delivery. No other stem cell company does that. That allows us to ensure the safety of your baby’s donation. It also allows us to create any number of useful products such as Wharton’s Jelly products, stem-cell patches, umbilical-cord blood, exosomes, platelets, plasma, and more. They then can be used in applications for cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes, burns, tissue repair, hair loss, and cosmetic applications such as anti-aging, and organ printing. We also do the same for our adult banking program with our PleXOcyt autologous stem-cell aspiration system.
Once the cord blood is collected, it is tested in our laboratory to ensure all quality standards are met. We then assess the total volume collected and the concentration of stem cells. The cord blood is then frozen until it is needed.
Private Cord Donation
Thousands of critically ill patients with blood diseases are in urgent need of a life-saving transplant. Umbilical cord blood, which is typically thrown away, is rich with the blood-forming cells that can give patients hope for a cure. Donating your baby’s cord blood to a public cord blood bank can help patients get the transplants they need.
EUCYT maintains the highest safety and quality-assurance standards for the collection and processing of donated birth tissue at our lab.
- The cord blood is collected from the umbilical cord and placenta after a healthy, full-term delivery.
- Donors are evaluated for communicable diseases and screened for medical and social risk factors.
- Donors must be negative or non-reactive for: HIV 1 & 2, Hepatitis B and C, Syphilis, HTLV, and the West Nile and Zika viruses, as well as bacterial and fungal contamination.
- Testing is performed by a CLIA-registered lab using Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved testing kits and procedures.
Private Stem Cell Banking
With all of the amazing scientific breakthroughs using stem cells, no expectant mother should ever throw away precious cord blood. Stem cells are currently being investigated to treat several conditions such as cancers as well as brain and spinal cord injuries just to name a few. Our Private Cord Banking Division will work with you to set up an account so you can safely store your cord blood for future use.