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We are here to walk you through the process of saving your baby's cord blood from beginning to end, helping to make the entire process simple and efficient for you. At Safetycord we know that you have many responsibilities and preparations before your baby arrives.

Deciding where to save your baby's umbilical cord blood stem cells is an important decision.

At Safetycord, we offer the following services, above and beyond standard cord blood banks:

1. Why does Safetycord request mother's blood in addition to the Umbilical Cord Blood (UCB) at the time of delivery?

Our Laboratory must complete tests on the mother's blood for the following reasons:

The mother's blood analysis should be done while processing begins of the UCB, since the mother's blood could be infected with some kind of virus and should not be stored together with samples that are virus free.

These analyses are included in our prices. There should be no additional charges to the parents for doing and delivering the analyses of the mother's blood. Furthermore, if the mother's blood analysis is done prior to giving birth, it is possible that she may have been exposed to a virus during the time between analysis of the blood and giving birth.

Safetycord does not reject mother's blood samples which are infected; our laboratory is equipped with a quarantine tank where these samples are stored.

Following Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, any sample of UCB must be accompanied by the mother's blood; if not, it will not be suitable for donation and will remain in quarantine tanks.

2. Why is it important to perform tests on the UCB sample before it is stored?

Because you place your trust in our service, we want to offer you the best, both in the use of the newest analytical methods, as well as in the strict protocols that our laboratory follows which are monitored by the FDA.

At Safetycord, we believe that parents should have complete analytical information as soon as the tests are performed, since they are the ones paying for this service. Once the sample is frozen, it should not be moved or receive any change in temperature; that is why we do all the tests before storing.

  • Pre Process
    Volume (ml) of blood into the collection bag (without anticoagulant).
    Total cell counts in fresh blood.

  • Post Process
    Volume of cells in suspension (ml). Once the nucleated cells (including stem cells) are concentrated, they are mixed with plasma from the baby to form a liquid suspension.
    Total count of cryopreserved cells in suspension.
    Percentage of cells in suspension compared with umbilical cord blood received.
    Percentage of living stem cells.
    Total number of stem cells in cryopreserved suspension.
    Baby's blood type.

  • Sterility
    Indicates the presence of bacteria in the product.
    Indicates the presence of fungus in the product.

  • HLA Typing
    Tissue typing in high resolution. Utilized when checking compatibility.

3. Can we supply blood and blood products for transfusion?

Yes we can, although requests must be placed through authorized channels.

One of the benefits of choosing Safetycord is that our lab operates a public cord blood bank and a bone marrow registry program associated with the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), and provides cord blood transplants and bone marrow donors to patients in need on a regular basis.

Should a Safetycord client or family member require a transplant and the stored umbilical cord blood is not suitable, we will provide direction to our client in order to start the search process within the NMDP registry.

4. Why is it important to have access to your private web space?

Once you complete your registration you will receive an email with your login to your private web space where you can review and modify the information we have about you, as well as the final report of the baby, your family history and your invoice. This data is available indefinitely from anywhere in the world.

5. Why is it important to do the viability test?

This test is done as a count and strength evaluation of stem cells before the unit is processed.

  • Pre Process
    Volume (ml) of blood into the collection bag (without anticoagulant).
    Total cell counts in fresh blood.

6. Why is it important to do Histocompatibility (HLA) test on the UCB sample?

For two people to be compatible, the antigens present in each of these locations should be identical or have some similarities. This is detected through a blood test in which the sample is subjected to various laboratory techniques which may include the analysis of deoxyribonucleic acid, commonly referred to as DNA.

The baby is 100% compatible with the sample, but if it is required by a friend or family member, it will be necessary to do a histocompatibility analysis HLA of this other person and compare it with the Baby's HLA (included in the price) which the parents already have.

7. Why store your baby's stem cells in the U.S. with Safetycord?

Safetycord guarantees that the sample is 100% yours and the data is completely confidential. Safetycord's lab has a strong history, beginning in 1953 as a blood bank and expanding in 1996 to include umbilical cord blood processing and storage. Our lab is monitored by the Food And Drug Administration (FDA) and provides federally-funded national and state blood services.

8. What security and experience does Safetycord offer?

Insurance coverage up to $ 1,000,000 (one million U.S. Dollars) covering all contingencies on moving the sample until it reaches the laboratory.

  • Experience
    Our laboratory has been operating since 1996 as a mixed cord blood bank (donations and private) with more than 30,000 samples stored from different countries, and is a member of American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).
    More than 180 samples prepared and shipped for use in various transplants.
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9. Why do a Family Medical History?

Free access via the Internet. This powerful tool, totally confidential, free and informative, has been used in the United States for over 20 years and has become an essential aid in preventive medicine for the early diagnosis of genetic diseases. Once completed, this document also provides useful information that you can easily share with any of your healthcare providers should you desire to do so.


We can try to find a compatible HLA in the National Bone Marrow registry.
According to the latest advances in stem cell treatments, sometimes doctors use techniques which combine different donors to obtain better results.

10. We can try to find a compatible HLA donor in the National Marrow Donor Program?

According to the latest advances in stem cell treatments, sometimes doctors use techniques which combine different donors to obtain better results.