CryoCord – Saving Lives Through Cord Blood Banking
Cord blood banking is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ensure your baby’s future health.
In a pregnant woman, the umbilical cord links the foetus to the uterus. It serves to transport blood, nutrients and waste products from mother to baby and vice versa. After the baby is delivered, the cord is usually clamped, cut and then discarded.
Why Cord Blood Should Be Stored
However, cord blood is abundant with stem cells, mainly HSCs, which can be used to treat a range of blood disorders that may develop later in the child’s life. These blood diseases may include blood cancer, leukaemia, and thalassaemia.
Parents need not worry for the procedure for collecting cord blood is painless and poses no threat to the baby or the mother, nor does it interfere with the delivery process. In accordance with standard post-delivery care, the blood remaining in the umbilical cord is collected into a sterile, specially designed cord blood collection bag through a wide bore needle. The blood flows into the bag by gravity until it stops signifying that the collection is complete. The blood bag is clamped, sealed and labeled. The procedure usually takes between four to six minutes. Two tubes of blood from the mother are also drawn. These are then transported to a cord blood bank where the cord blood is processed and stored.
Many discerning parents have realised the importance of cord blood banking and have opted for their baby’s cord blood to be collected and stored at a cord blood bank.
The Undisputed Choice in Cord Blood Storage
When it comes to cord blood banking, one name comes to mind: CryoCord, the country’s premier stem cell bank. With more and more parents opting to save their baby’s cord blood for possible future needs, it is natural for them to favour CryoCord as the stem cell bank of choice, for its stellar safety measures and procedures.
The handling and storage of cord blood are carried out in a laboratory that is certified to cGMP by the National Pharmaceutical Regulating Agency (NPRA), a division of the Ministry of Health, Malaysia in accordance to PIC/S standards. Parents have always been confident of the integrity of the SOP at CryoCord, which is why it has remained the undisputed winner in this category for years.
CryoCord has been accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), the global leader in standards development and implementation of quality systems in the field of science and the practice of transfusion medicine and related biological therapies. This is a testament that CryoCord’s level of technical and administrative performance meets the stringent international standards set by AABB.
CryoCord has recently won the BabyTalk Readers’ Choice Awards as the Best Cord Blood Storage.