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Cord blood and cord lining banking – what is it and why should you consider it?

Best practices and stringent protocols

Cordlife Group Limited is an internationally accredited family cord blood bank that adheres to best practices and follows stringent protocols through all stages of the collection, processing and storage of your baby’s precious cord blood.

It is also the longest operating cord blood bank in Singapore, with over 50,000 families entrusting their baby’s cord blood with them since 2001.

You can view their proven cord blood release track record by clicking this link.

From collection to storage: the Cordlife process

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BEFORE BIRTH: 

  • Three tubes of your blood are collected when you are admitted to the hospital which will subsequently be used for infectious disease testing.

AFTER BIRTH: 

  • Your baby’s umbilical cord is clamped and cut.*
  • Your medical caregiver inserts a needle into the umbilical cord to collect the remaining blood—this is a painless procedure. (If cord blood is not collected, this will usually be discarded as medical waste.)
  • This blood is stored in Cordlife’s American Association of Blood Bank (AABB)-approved, heparin-free, sterile collection bags.  Your medical caregiver then seals the bag, attaches the pre-printed labels containing your details, and places it in your personalised Cordlife collection kit.
  • Should you also decide to collect the cord lining, the umbilical cord is cleaned and a segment is placed into the provided collection jar.
  • After your baby is born, notify Cordlife of your delivery. A medical courier will pick up the collection kit from the hospital room and deliver it to the Cordlife laboratory for processing and storage in a cryogenic environment.
  • You will be notified when your collection kit arrives at Cordlife’s laboratory. You will subsequently be informed of the storage status after tests are completed.

Should you want to find out more about storing your baby’s cord blood and lining with Cordlife, contact them via the information below:

E-mail: [email protected]

Customer Service Hotline: +65 6238 0808

You can also make an appointment with one of Cordlife’s friendly consultants today at this link, or download their FREE information pack.

*Please note that the final decision of whether the cord blood collection should take place will always reside with your caregiver whose first priority is the safety of you and your baby.

Parents-to-be, we hope you have found this article useful. Share with us in the comment box below: would you consider cord blood banking, and why? 

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