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“Anja’s mission is to make cord blood stem cell banking more accessible and affordable regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or income.”

“Anja Health CEO and founder, Kathryn Cross, knows all too well that banking cord blood stem cells can be life after losing her brother who could not find a donor in time.”

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AABB-accredited lab with over 40 years of experience in blood processing

Backed by Y Combinator, Alexis Ohanian’s Seven Seven Six, co-Founder of Counsyl (now Myriad Genetics), CEO of Ro, and more

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I funded a cord blood banking company

"I funded a cord blood banking company. I'm a customer, too! I get to learn so much from investing millions of dollars at the bleeding edge of this technology that I hope will save many lives."

Alexis Ohanian, Reddit Co-Founder

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Excellent customer care and affordable prices!

"Discovered Anja on TikTok in July during my pregnancy. After thorough research and comparing options, chose Anja for excellent customer care and affordable prices. Grateful for the peace of mind it brings for my child's future. Thank you, Anja!"

Priscilla Martinez

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I am so grateful for all the support I had!

“We got induced, and I am so grateful for all the support I had during that time. I couldn’t have made it without my mom, my brother, and Anja Health!”

Bailey M.

Professional & Streamlined!

"Really professional to work with! Anja made this entire process incredibly easy and streamlined. I love the idea that we've protected our baby's stem cells for future use. Forever grateful to Anja for making this amazing service available!"

Victoria Wilson via Trustpilot

The whole experience was great

The whole experience was great! Very easy to navigate through, all the instructions were easy to follow. The communication via text and email made me feel like I made the best decision, especially if I have any questions. They respond back in a timely manner.

Lauren via Trustpilot

I couldn’t be more happier

I couldn’t be more happier than to have made the decision to freeze my baby cord & placenta. The team here have been amazing & they have affordable prices with everyone else charging so much they’re the best in pricing!

Mariela via Trustpilot

The team’s support was exceptional

The team’s support throughout our journey was exceptional.
Highly recommend them!

T. Rutoskey via Trustpilot

Great all around and easy to use

Great all around and easy to use. The customer service went above and beyond to get the box with everything we needed inside to us before my fiancé got induced. The pick up process was just as easy as the ordering process and timely as well.

Tyler Santoyo via Trustpilot

Easy and hassle free process

Anja process was very easy and hassle free This is my first time cord banking. Kit shipped over night. I called once baby was born, someone arrived to pick up within hours. They contact me exactly 30 days afterwards confirmed processing and storage with a certificate.

Robyn via Trustpilot

Anja was very communicative

Anja was very communicative and did everything as they said they would! If I had any questions , they always got back to me. The hospital experience was also super easy as someone was there to pick up our kit within the time frame.

Megan Barnard via Trustpilot

Why should I bank my baby’s cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta stem cells?

You have one chance at birth to collect potentially life-saving stem cells that your baby or other family members could possibly use someday. Umbilical cords and placentas have saved the following lives:

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Clinical trial at Georgia Health Sciences University uses cord blood to ease cerebral palsy symptoms

Credits: Augusta Chronicle

Before the clinical trial at Georgia Health Sciences University, 2-year-old Allison Thurman struggled with developmental milestones due to cerebral palsy. Her parents noticed early developmental delays. Then, they agreed to participate in a blinded trial, which started a year and a half ago, involves infusing either cord blood or a placebo, with the conditions revealed only after the second infusion. Following the treatment, it was revealed that she received cord blood, and Allison exhibited significant improvements, particularly in speech, leading to her graduation from speech therapy, offering hope to her parents for further enhancements in her ability to walk and lead a more active, normal life.

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New Orleans teen survives cancer thanks to sister's stem cells, shares his story at the Vatican

Credits: Nola.com

Although the survival rate among children with [acute lymphoblastic] leukemia is between 80 percent to 90 percent, Quentin was among a patient population with genetic markers that lowered the survival rate to between 20 to 30 percent. At the time of his diagnosis, she [his mother] was 5 months pregnant with Jory. She gave birth to Jory on Dec. 3, 2007. An obstetrician extracted blood from her umbilical cord and the placenta. The blood was then transported to Celgene to determine whether the siblings were a genetic match. Quentin's system accepted the transplant quickly and he was able to start producing healthy blood cells less than a month after the transplant. He is now 10 years in remission.

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Cord Blood Rescue After Cardiac Arrest

Credits: Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation

A 2.5-year-old boy in Germany, initially healthy, experienced a cardiac arrest, leading to prolonged oxygen deprivation and a persistent vegetative state. Following an infusion of his own cord blood, the child showed remarkable progress over three years. Improvements included motor skills, cognition, and speech.

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Maria's Progress (MS / Neuropathy Patient)

Credits: Da Vinci 
Wellness Centre

Maria received a therapy involving mesenchymal stem cells derived from cord tissue. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis that caused her to lose full use of her right arm and hand. Only 8 hours after she completed her treatment she was able to open her hand, which she previously could not move at all, and move her fingers, feeling sensation in each finger.

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6 Year Old Treated with Cord Blood

Credits: CBC Health

In November 2017, Sophia experienced a hemorrhagic stroke due to a ruptured Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM). Facing various challenges, including mobility and cognitive issues, she underwent a cord blood treatment in January 2020. As of now, eleven weeks post-transplant, she has shown promising improvements, such as walking without her AFO brace, regaining movement in her left toes and ankle, and demonstrating progress in speech therapy. Our family is optimistic about continued success in the coming months, witnessing positive changes in her mental and physical well-being.

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Stem Cells Treat 57-Year-Old After Stroke

Credits: CBC Health

After a stroke, my husband faced right-side paralysis, severe apraxia of speech, seizures, and post-stroke pain. Desperate for solutions, we explored cord blood transplants based on Stanford and Duke studies. Days after starting the process, my husband received cord blood stem cell infusions. Remarkably, he has been seizure-free since the treatment, and his pain started subsiding around four weeks post-treatment. Cord blood transplantation brought us hope, an experience we'll treasure for a lifetime.

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Brodie's sibling cord blood therapy for cerebral palsy

Credits: Parent's Guide 
to Cord Blood Foundation

Brodie attributes his newfound strength to one source: "Zoey's blood." This profound statement encapsulates the transformative impact of the sibling cord blood treatment he underwent in December 2018 for his left hemiplegia cerebral palsy. Before the groundbreaking therapy, Brodie faced challenges such as irregularities in movements and uneven strength in his left side, a result of a stroke in the womb. However, as one of the pioneering recipients of the sibling cord blood treatment in Australia, Brodie's life took a positive turn. Brodie's parents observed substantial improvements following the sibling cord blood treatment, including increased movement and strength in his left arm, marking a notable enhancement in his daily life.

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Kamsiyochukwu Cured of Sickle Cell by Cord Blood Transplant

Credits: Parent's Guide 
to Cord Blood Foundation

Kamsiyochukwu and his family are from Nigeria, but they were living in India when he was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anaemia at the age of two years old in 2013. Kamsiyochukwu’s mother, Blessing Ezenwa, learned from her son’s doctors that a stem cell transplant from a sibling could stop his pain crises and cure his Sickle Cell. She gave birth to a second son in 2018 and stored his cord blood with Cordlife Sciences India. Then in January of 2020, Kamsiyochukwu underwent chemotherapy at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi and next received a transplant of his baby brother’s cord blood stem cells. His mother says, "Since then till now, there is no crisis, no pain, no nothing, he is okay. We are back home in Nigeria.”

How does Anja Work?

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Order your kit

Receive your kit in the mail within 5 business days. Chat with the Anja team before your delivery to review the process and ask questions.

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Anja picks up your kit & banks your baby's stem cells.

Notify Anja Health that you've given birth. Within a few hours, an Anja courier will pick up your collection kit from your bedside, deliver it to our lab, and store it in a vapor nitrogen storage tank.

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Bring your kit to birth

In just a few minutes, a doctor or midwife will collect the cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta with the kit's collection tools

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Access the stem cells when you need them.

Contact us through our portal when you want to retrieve your stem cells. 
Anja will send the stem cells to your designated physician.

Doctors, midwives, doulas and nurses trust us

As seen on the Anja Health Podcast

Dr. Jitsen Chang
OB/GYN

"I felt like [cord blood banking] was one thing I could do as an insurance policy so that God forbid my child were to have a devastating diagnosis like leukemia or lymphoma and needed a transplant that they could get a transplant from themselves."

Dr. Matt Guile
OB/GYN

"Collecting with your kit was seamless! No problems whatsoever. I actually think it's hugely beneficial to store cord blood - not only for treatment of metabolic diseases or leukemia - but for things like spinal cord injury, Autism, cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. The research is really impressive. Who knows what the next 15 years will bring."

Heidi
OB/GYN

"My son suffered a stroke at birth due to a lack of oxygen from a double nuchal cord. The neurologist's first question was, "Did you bank cord blood?" It is my deepest regret. I'm on a mission because of my son, and every pregnant person I meet knows about cord blood banking, hoping to prevent others from facing the same situation. Kathryn and I both hope you never have to use stem cells, but having this conversation brings peace of mind. If the unthinkable happens, it's comforting to have some control. I made a decision not to bank cord blood, and my child had to endure this journey alone. You can't undo it; you either decide or you didn't."

Annalee Reid
Certified Doula and Midwife

“I have a background in transfusion medicine I have a background in immunology and clinical chemistry so I do understand there's many pros [to cord blood banking] and how the cells in the core can be supportive of either the child or a relative.”

Michelle Curtis
Labor & Delivery Nurse

“I think it's amazing I think it can be life-saving I think it's going to change the world with some of the studies that are done.”

Dr. Allison Rodgers
OB/GYN

"I banked blood for each of my 3 kids, and it's so nice to know that I have it."

What makes Anja Health different?

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Manual processing, yielding up to 25% more stem cells
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Placenta & Cord Tissue Banking - not just Cord Blood

Manual Processing Method
Anja uses manual processing instead of automatic processing to maximize stem cell count.

24/7 Support
The Anja team is here for you at every step of the process.

200K+ Strong
Join the Anja community of like-minded parents protecting their children's futures.


Affordable & Accessible
Anja is 30% more affordable than the industry average for stem cell banking.

20+ years Protection
Your plan  includes 20+ years of storage. Your stem cells will never expire, and Anja gives you the best starting point for storage.

$100,000 Quality Guarantee
Anja gives you peace of mind in case your child's cord blood unit doesn't engraft during a stem cell transplant.

Placenta & Cord Tissue
Anja is one of the only banks that provides placenta and cord tissue banking for more treatment possibilities.

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@_gracevoyles Helpful info to know & save when it comes to giving birth! Save & share with your expecting mamas! use code GRACE 🔗 in Bl0 *all case studies and use cases discussed are all potential use cases depending on individual medical history. #givingbirth #birth #pregnant #didyouknow #stemcells #placenta #cordblood #anjahealth #fyp #laboranddeliverynurse #nurse #expectingmom #firsttimemom #stemcellstreatment ♬ original sound - Grace Voyles
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@carenatal Push present ideas for #newmoms who just gave birth! #babyshowerideas #newmomgift ♬ Storytelling - Adriel
@_gracevoyles Helpful info to know & save when it comes to giving birth! Save & share with your expecting mamas! use code GRACE 🔗 in Bl0 *all case studies and use cases discussed are all potential use cases depending on individual medical history. #givingbirth #birth #pregnant #didyouknow #stemcells #placenta #cordblood #anjahealth #fyp #laboranddeliverynurse #nurse #expectingmom #firsttimemom #stemcellstreatment ♬ original sound - Grace Voyles

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