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How to Bank Your Cord Blood, Tissue and Placenta?

Learn how to bank your umbilical cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta in this article.

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So, you have recently heard of banking your umbilical cord blood's stem cells and now you are looking into ways to do that?

Cord blood banking is a process in which the cord blood from a newborn baby is collected and stored for future use. The stem cells in cord blood are unique because they can regenerate any type of tissue in the body.

What are the benefits of cord blood banking?

There are many benefits to cord blood banking, and it is quickly becoming a popular choice for parents. Some of the benefits of cord blood banking are that it can help families with genetic disorders, injury or illness. It can also help family members who are receiving treatment for cancer. Additionally, cord blood banking can help offset the need for a baby to receive a liver transplant in the future. To learn more about the benefits of cord blood banking, visit Our Science page.

How to keep the cord and placenta properly?

If you're wondering if you can just keep your cord and placenta in the freezer, the answer is no. Proper cord and placenta storage requires a special solution that keeps the stem cells alive. They should be kept at a temperature between -166 and -189 degrees Celsius (-330 and -370 F). If they are not stored properly, the cord blood may not be viable and could have little to no benefits. So, in order to do that, you'll need a cord blood bank.

Do their stem cells expire?

You can bank the umbilical cord blood, cord tissue and placenta stem cells and have a lifelong resource. Why is that? Well, because the stem cells will not expire as long as they are stored in a environment that is cold and dry. This means that you can have them stored at a cord blood bank and if you or a family member should ever need them, they will be available for a lifetime.

How to apply for cord blood banking?

If you have decided to do cord blood banking, congratulations! Now, you will need to find a cord blood bank that is fit for your family. We at Anja Health can be the perfect solution if you're looking for an affordable option! Our prices are lower than the national average, and we offer a variety of payment options to make cord blood banking more affordable for you. Our mission is to make it as affordable and easy as possible for you to bank your baby's cord blood, because we know how important it is to have a healthy resource.

In order to bank with us, you can visit our shop page and follow the steps there. We have made it very accessible and you can always drop us a message or give us a call to learn more. We would be more than happy to help you in any way that we can!

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