Stem cells are a life-saver, not a luxury.

Save stem cells from your baby's umbilical cord and placenta at birth.

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Every 3 minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a disease that could be treated with cord blood stem cells.

Cord blood stem cells have helped more than 40,000 patients worldwide with certain cancers, blood diseases, and immune disorders.

Childhood Cancers



Liver Disease

Sickle-Cell Disease

Inherited Immune System Disorders

Myeloproliferative Disorders

Multiple Myeloma

Gunther’s Disease

Heart Failure

Crohn's Disease

Colon Cancer

Type 1 Diabetes

Hair Loss Disorders

Inherited Metabolic Disorders

Acne Scars


Save your baby's best cells at birth.

1. Order collection kit. Shipping is on us.

2. Bring kit to birth. Medical team collects sample.

3. Call for pickup from anywhere in the U.S.


Get access when they need them.

• Cells kept safe at AABB-accredited lab.

• Includes 20 years of storage. Renewal available.

• Ready to access for applicable treatments.

• Potentially useful for family members.

Flexible Plans

Pay monthly for 8 years and get a total of 20 years of storage.

Pay upfront and save 10% on 20 years of storage.

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Finally, Affordable Stem Cell Banking

Hear from parents who saved with Anja.

Why bank cord blood?

The umbilical cord is rich with powerful stem cells - hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to be precise. Umbilical cord blood stem cells are FDA-approved to treat cancers, blood disorders, immune disorders, and metabolic disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, leukemia, and sickle cell anemia.

Why bank cord tissue?

The tissue of a baby's umbilical cord is filled with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Umbilical cord tissue stem cells are the subject of clinical research looking at treatments for lung disease, Alzheimer's, Autism, heart disease, hair loss, and more. In the case of personal injury or physical ailments, these can potentially be extremely helpful.

Why bank the placenta?

The placenta is rich with mesenchymal stem cells. These stem cells have valuable growth elements, which are potentially effective when it comes to anti-aging, limiting neural degeneration, and more.

What is cord blood banking's cost breakdown?

Anja Health Family Defense Baby, our package with just umbilical cord blood banking has an average industry price of $4900. However, Anja's is 35% lower because we prioritize accessibility and have a tech-enabled platform that lowers costs via automation. Cord blood banking in general is an investment, however, because stem cells have to be carefully manually processed and cryopreserved in liquid nitrogen, which is a hefty process.

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Why I founded Anja

“Anja (pronounced AN•jah) is named after my brother Andrew. Cord blood was his last chance at treatment for cerebral palsy, but we couldn’t find a match because we’re mixed race.”

Kathryn Cross

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