Newborn Cord Blood Stem Cell Collected

After your baby is born, the umbilical cord will be clamped and within minutes, the obstetrician or caregiver will drain the cord blood into a sterile double-wrapped single-use blood bag. This procedure is painless and risk-free to both you and your baby. It takes about 3 minutes and does not alter the birthing process in any way. It can be done with either a vaginal or caesarean delivery.

Please note that the final decision of whether the newborn stem cell collection should take place will always reside with your Ob-Gyne/caregiver whose first priority is the safety of you and your baby.