Step By Step Guide to Banking
Saving your baby’s precious cord blood with Cells4Life is simple. Here’s a step by step guide to banking umbilical cord stem cells to help you get started.
1. Fill out the storage agreement
Call us for an appointment and sign the provided storage agreement. This is a legal document so please read carefully before you sign on it and ask us any questions you may have.
2. Collect your collection kit
Once you submitted the completed storage agreement and paid the initial deposit, we’ll give you a cord blood collection kit that you should bring to the hospital on your due date.
3. Advise your doctor or midwife
Inform your doctor or midwife in advanced that you would like to collect your baby’s cord blood so they can do it right after the birth of your baby using the Cells4Life collection kit.
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4. Bring your collection kit
On your delivery day, bring the collection kit with you to the hospital. We advise that you keep your kit beside your maternity bag so that you won’t forget about it on the day.
5. Collecting the cord blood
When your baby is born, the doctor or midwife will perform the collection using the materials from the Cells4Life collection kit. The instructions on how to use the kit is also included.
6. Call your Cells4Life representative
Call us when the cord blood has been collected by your doctor or midwife, so we can check that everything is in order and help you arrange for the sample pick-up.
7. Shipping the cord blood
The cord blood sample is shipped using the same collection kit. Our kit has a unique built-in cooling device that keeps the sample in good condition during transportation.
8. Initial testing
The cord blood sample is tested as soon as received at the lab. Usually within 3-5 working days, you will receive a report of the initial testing results via SMS and email.
9. Testing certificate
Once all testing is done and the balance amount is paid, you will receive the printed testing certificate. Your child’s cord blood sample will be stored in our lab until required for use.