How is cord blood collected and stored

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How is cord blood collected and stored?

Collection of Cord Blood  

  • 250 ml of cord blood is collected in 'anticoagulant containing collection bags'.
  • In utero collection - Blood is collected when the placenta is still in-utero. Increased volume of blood is collected by this procedure. 
  • Ex-utero collection - After child birth, the utero detaches from the placenta and the cord blood collected from the placenta. 
  • The cord blood collected should be processed within 48 hours after collection
  • Red cells are removed
  • Cord blood is stored in Liquid nitrogen freezer.

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drzafrullah

Can private doctors start stem celll cord blood bank ? If yes, how and what are the rules and regulations?

hope.smarty

Liquid nitrogen is inert, colorless, odorless, non-corrosive, nonflammable, and extremely cold. It is stored and transported in steel Dewar vacuum flasks, gaseous nitrogen in the cramped kind - in balloons. PrincetonCryo.com offers the finest products, service, and customer support for liquid nitrogen storage systems.

corey

I think that you could not live without stem cells. if you loose some cells your stem cells can replace them so that you don't die.

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