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Saving Your Baby’s Cord Blood Stem Cells. STEM CELL CRYOBANK cord blood and stem cells for life. What is cord blood?. Cord Blood . Umbilical cord blood is also known as placental blood. It is the blood that flows in the circulation of the developing fetus in the womb.

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saving your baby s cord blood stem cells
Saving Your Baby’s Cord Blood Stem Cells

STEM CELL CRYOBANKcord blood and stem cells for life

cord blood
Cord Blood
  • Umbilical cord blood is also known as placental blood.
  • It is the blood that flows in the circulation of the developing fetus in the womb.
  • After the baby’s birth, the left over blood in the umbilical cord and placenta is called cord blood.
  • This blood is a rich source of stem cells.
stem cells
Stem cells
  • Stem cells are the body’s master cells.
  • Stem cells that are found in bone marrow, peripheral blood, and cord blood are called “Hematopoietic Stem Cells”
  • These are building blocks of the blood and immune systems.
  • “Hematopoietic” stem cells are Adult Stem Cells and are not to be confused with “Embryonic” stem cells.
cord blood stem cells
Cord blood stem cells
  • Cord blood that is taken from the umbilical cord after the baby is born contains stem cells.
  • Cord blood stem cells can grow a complete immune system of blood cells.
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Cord blood stem cells
  • Cord blood is rich in stem cells that are normal and free of malignancies.
  • A typical cord blood collection has sufficient numbers of stem cells for engraftment in most recipients weighing up to 110 lb.
  • Research for replicating stem cells, in vitro, is successfully being done to expand the volume.
uses for cord blood stem cells
Uses for cord blood stem cells
  • Nearly 40 years ago, the first bone marrow transplant offered new hope for patients with leukemia.
  • Since 1990, stem cell transplants are more prevalent than bone marrow transplants because of ease of collection.
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Uses for cord blood stem cells
  • Today, umbilical cord blood, with its high concentration of “hematopoietic” stem cells, brings these types of transplantations into the 21st century.
  • Cord blood stem cells have been used to treat more than 45 malignant and genetic diseases. Leukemia is the most common.
potential future uses for stem cells
Potential future uses for stem cells
  • Current research shows great promise for the treatment of heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, and systemic lupus.
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Uses for cord blood stem cells
  • Stored cord blood stem cells from a child is the perfect match for that child. This allows for an autologous transplant if needed, with no risk of Graft-vs- Host Disease(GVHD). GVHD is where the body rejects the donor’s stem cells and may prevent engraftment from occurring.
  • Cord blood stem cells are a close match for siblings or family members in case of need, with low risk of GVHD.
making a decision to collect your baby s cord blood stem cells
Making a decision to collect your baby’s cord blood stem cells.
  • Yes, if there is a family history of malignant, benign or inherited disorders.
  • Yes, even in the absence of “health risk factors”, as there are potential benefits to your family in the future.
  • Yes, if the costs are affordable and this is something of value to you.
  • Yes, it is the one chance to collect them.
collecting cord blood stem cells
Collecting cord blood stem cells
  • This blood is collected by the physician after the baby is born and the cord is cut.
  • It takes less than 5 minutes and there is no pain, harm or risk to mother or newborn.
  • This cord blood containing the stem cells, is sent to a “Cord Blood Bank” either private or public where it is processed and the stem cells are preserved in liquid nitrogen.
our company stem cell cryobank
Our CompanySTEM CELL CRYOBANK
  • We are a Private bank.
  • We are located at Bethesda Health City ,in Boynton Beach, Florida.
  • We are a cord blood stem cell and adult stem cell collection, processing, cryopreservation and storage company.
  • We are accredited by AABB (American Association of Blood Banks)
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Our CompanySTEM CELL CRYOBANK
  • Our administration offices, collection center, processing lab and cryo-storage facility are located on site.
  • We are affiliated with the SOUTH FLORIDA BONE MARROW STEM CELL TRANSPLANTINSTITUTEand provide stem cell collection and cryopreservation services for patients at the Institute.
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Our CompanySTEM CELL CRYOBANK
  • Our Medical Director, Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj, is an experienced bone marrow/ stem cell transplant surgeon.
  • We have trained and experienced staff of medical technologists, medical scientists and nurses experienced in blood banking, aphaeresis, processing, testing, cryopreservation and cryo-storage of blood products and stem cells.
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Our CompanySTEM CELL CRYOBANK
  • We are available on a 24 hour basis.
  • We provide a complete and comprehensive service to you and your physician.
  • We provide an easy transfer of stem cells to your transplant center in time of need
  • Our prices are reasonable and affordable.
  • We have family discounts and monthly payment plans.
stem cell cryobank s cord blood collection kit
Stem Cell Cryobank’s cord blood collection kit
  • This collection kit provides everything that is needed for the collection of the cord blood as follows:

* Medical History Forms

* Collection Forms for the cord blood and maternal blood samples

  • * Sterile blood collection bag with anticoagulant (CPD)

* 4 vials for mother’s blood sample

* Iodine swab sticks

* Collection Instructions for physicians and healthcare professionals

* Set of labels with unique identification number

* Padded pouch for the blood bag and blood samples

* FEDEX Shipping envelope, instructions and container and air waybill (only if cord blood is located outside our local area)

how much does it cost
How much does it cost?
  • The entire cost of collection, shipment, testing, processing, cryopreservation and storage for the first year is $1495.
  • $250 is paid at time of registration and the balance is due after processing.
  • Yearly storage cost is $100/year.
  • Monthly payment plans are available.
  • Major credit cards are accepted
how to get started
How to get started.
  • Call us if your decision is YES to store your baby’s cord blood stem cells.
  • Our staff will be able to assist you and your physician with any questions or clarifications needed.
  • A registration kit will be sent out to you.
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How to get started.
  • Fill out the information and return to us with the registration fee.
  • After registration, the collection kit is shipped out to you.
  • Make the time to come and visit with us if possible.
  • We will then monitor your date of delivery and work with you to ensure a successful collection and storage of your baby’s stem cells.
  • A full report will be sent to you with the results.
what differentiates us from other cord blood banks
What differentiates us from other Cord Blood Banks
  • Personalized service- you talk directly to us and not a call center person
  • Clinical approach- we are involved in transplants
  • Community based- we are local and you can visit us. Our staff pick up cord blood.
  • Affordable prices- we are $500 cheaper than most banks ($1495 vs $2000)