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Cord blood banking- Your first gift to your newborn



Incomplete information about the collection, processing ,and storage of cord blood Calgary is driving parents away from donating their newborn cord blood cells. What you need as prospective parents are complete knowledge on the steps of collection, processing ,and storage of cord blood cells so that you are relieved of any unknown risks which may be involved in the process. First and foremost it is essential that you get to understand one major thing which is that there will be no harm caused to the mother or your baby during the process of cord blood banking. Thanks to the therapeutic advantages of the cord blood, the once considered useless umbilical cord is now regarded worthy enough to combat some of the most dangerous and life-threatening diseases.



Methods of collecting cord blood

The way of collection of cord blood Calgary depends on the period in which you are getting the collection done. In the Ex-utero method, the placenta is placed in a sterile supporting structure where the umbilical cord is clamped and cut off. This umbilical cord is then injected with a syringe so that the blood cells are drained into a bag. In the In-utero method, only the time of collection is different. It is collected by the midwives after the placenta has been delivered post birth of the baby. Only in case of any complication during pregnancy or delivery, the doctor may advise you to abandon the plan of collecting cord blood Calgary.

Processing and preservation of cord blood cells

Before choosing to preserve cord blood, the mother has to undergo a test to ensure that she is eligible for cord blood donation. Once the cord blood is collected, it is sent for processing to a cord blood bank laboratory within 36-48 hours. Once processed, the cord blood cells are stored cryogenically till the owner of the cells requires them.


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