The ultimate measure of the professionalism and effectiveness of a cord blood bank is the success rate in providing viable stem cells for transplants. We are proud that our lab has an unmatched record of success after releasing one hundred samples for treatment.
There are strict procedures that must be adhered to in order to achieve this perfect record.
- The initial blood sample must have the fragile red blood cells separated and removed as they do not tolerate cryogenic freezing.
- Any residual red cells will rupture and contaminate the sample.
- Next, the cell protectant must be added in the correct concentration, and the temperature lowered at the optimal rate.
For each release, the receiving Transplant Medical Center reported the samples acceptable for infusion. Our TNC/MNC and CD34+ counts have all been well within expected values, cell viability percentages appropriate, Colony Forming Unit growth active, and microbiology culture negative.
These results not only verify our collection, transportation, processing, and storage methods are all effective, but should you ever need your child's stem cell samples, you've chosen the right place with AlphaCord.