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"I created Anja because

my brother's last chance at treatment for cerebral palsy was umbilical cord blood and we couldn't find a match because we're mixed race."
-Anja Health CEO, Kathryn Cross

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Anja Medical Advisory Board

Amelia Protiva

Certified Doula

"I will intentionally take steps to help facilitate each step of collection so that you can focus on birthing your baby and basking in your newborn bliss. It is such a privilege and honor to be a part of your family’s birth story and the future-proofing of your family’s health with Anja."

Dr. Jitsen Chang


"It is easy to talk about disparities in healthcare, but Anja Health is putting words into action. Kathryn Cross is motivated by her little brother's history. That's what makes Anja Health stand out from other cord blood banks. Kathryn's personal connection to innovative stem cell treatments authenticates Anja Health's 'patients over profits' cord value. This type of disruptive, entrepreneurship is exactly what the healthcare industry needs."

Dr. Allison Rodgers


"Anja's founder has an amazing personal story - her brother couldn't find a stem cell match. I banked blood for each of my 3 kids, and it's so nice to know that I have it."

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Our Lab

With FDA approval and AABB accreditation, she's a New Jersey-based beaut.

Where the processing happens

Our partners process and test the viability of the stem cells so that you know how many you have.

Our AABB-accredited lab

We can ensure you that the lab that we work with - which has been in business for 60+ years - will protect your child's precious stem cells.

Our high-tech tools

The best part of Anja is that we use the most up-to-date technology and sustain transparent communication.

You're in good hands.

Our relationships with world-renowned organizations guarantee you the best support possible.

Discover Anja's fountain of youth

Why Serena Williams, Kylie Jenner, Chriselle Lim, and more banked their umbilical cord blood

Hollywood's best kept secret

Selma Blair, Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, Bartolo Colon, Chris Johnson, and countless other celebrities have relied on stem cell treatments in order to repair damaged cartilage, tendon, and ligaments and work towards anti-aging. (Photo Courtesy New You)

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Quality of life improvement for those with cerebral palsy

In 2017, Armaan (left) was diagnosed with cerebral palsy shortly after birth. In 2019, he used his own umbilical cord blood as a treatment. His parents reported, "we have seen positive changes in Armaan’s upper body strength, his vision, and his coordination." (Photo Courtesy Insception)

Life-saving leukemia treatment

In 2015, Jenna (right) celebrated being cancer free after using umbilical cord blood. She had initially tried chemotherapy, but doctors told her that it was not enough. She needed umbilical cord blood - she was saved as a result. (Photo Courtesy Robert Hood)

Quality Guarantees

Every Anja Health product includes the following

Collection kit supplied with

FDA-approved materials and How to Collect instructions for medical professionals

Biological goods courier

with 10+ years of experience

Maximizing stem cell count

via manual processing methods that individualize recovery - as opposed to automatic

Storage for a lifetime

without damaging stem cells as stem cells do not expire

FDA-approved and AABB-accredited lab storage

with 40+ years of experience

Anja Health Account Specialist

who ensures that you stay connected to your stored family stem cells and the latest developments in stem cell research

The Science behind Anja

The following links and excerpts are from verified resources, such as the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, and National Institute of Health.

Anja x My Doula Heidi x Birth Story Media Podcast

"As a mom and doula, find out why I REGRET not banking my children's cord blood and how if I did, it could have changed our lives."

Selma Blair: Actress says she's in remission from multiple sclerosis

"My prognosis is great. I'm in remission. [Umbilical cord blood] Stem cells put me in remission."

Transplantation of umbilical cord blood-derived cells for novel indications in regenerative therapy or immune modulation: a scoping review of clinical studies

"An increasingly broad range of disorders, however, are reflected in ongoing registered trials, which suggests greater activity, interest, and investment in UCB-derived cellular therapy."

Umbilical cord stem cell: an overview

"Stem cells (SC) from umbilical cord blood (UCB) are now a new reliable alternative to treat different blood diseases, if the samples are frozen at the moment of birth. Human umbilical cord blood, with its real abundance, simple collection procedure and no serious ethical dilemmas, represents a valuable alternative to the use of other stem cell sources."

Umbilical cord stem cells: Background, processing and applications

"Human umbilical cord stem cells are -in contrast to embryonic and fetal stem cells- ethically noncontroversial, inexpensive and readily available source of cells."

Umbilical cord blood improves motor skills in some children with cerebral palsy

"Children [with cerebral palsy] who received one intravenous dose of at least 25 million stem cells per kilogram of their body weight saw improvements in motor function a year later."

Stem cells in the umbilical cord

"Stem cells are thought to have great therapeutic and biotechnological potential. This will not only to replace damaged or dysfunctional cells, but also rescue them and/or deliver therapeutic proteins after they have been engineered to do so."

Type 1 Diabetes Reversed With Stem Cells From Cord Blood

"Stem cells from cord blood “re-educated” the immune system T cells of people with type 1 diabetes so their pancreas started producing insulin again."

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