Browsing Category: Stem Cell Science

COVID-19 + Stem Cells

Covid +Stem Cells As this pandemic drags on, scientists are scrambling to find an effective treatment for COVID-19. With more than 500 clinical trials currently underway across the world, researchers are pouring all their efforts and expertise into the hope of finding a cure. One of the most promising therapies that has developed in recent months is […]

Delayed Cord Clamping & Cord Blood Banking

Delayed Cord Clamping & Cord Blood Banking: Pros and Cons Delayed cord clamping is when your doctor waits to clamp and cut a newborn baby’s umbilical cord, as opposed to almost immediately clamping. While delayed clamping can provide numerous benefits to the baby, you may also be wondering if it’s better to collect the cord […]

When Should I Sign Up For Newborn Stem Cell Banking?

Did you know that the FDA has approved newborn stem cell treatment for over For a lot of first time parents, it can be a daunting task to complete all the To-Dos before your baby arrives. One of the items on your To-Do list should be banking your baby’s newborn stem cells. Unfortunately for many […]

Cord Blood Processing: Manual vs. Automated

Cord Blood Processing: Manual vs. Automated

Okay guys—we’re sharing some major knowledge! Not all cord blood processing methods are created equal, and we’re here to set the record straight. There are two main classifications of cord blood processing—manual and automated. The best part about this topic—SCIENCE. Science is backed by facts, which is a win in our book! The proof is […]

Cord Blood Banking Anticoagulants: CPD vs. Heparin

Cord Blood Banking Anticoagulants: CPD vs. Heparin

When it comes to cord blood banking, utilizing materials of the highest standard is extremely important to the success of sample collection and viability. From the components of our collection kit to our laboratory’s sample processing and storage procedures, each and every division of AlphaCord is FDA regulated. One of the most important elements of […]

The Difference Between Public and Private Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Banking

The Difference Between Public & Private Cord Blood & Cord Tissue Banking

Your due date is approaching and it’s time to decide. Will you be preserving your child’s cord blood and tissue? Well—duh. Of course you are! There’s just one tiny (okay, massive) detail— will you bank publicly or privately? We’re here to explain the breakdown of it all. Private Banking Okay—we’ll admit, we’re slightly biased. But, […]

Can Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Stem Cells Be Used Later in Life?

Can Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Stem Cells Be Used Later in Life?

So, you’ve stored your baby’s cord blood and tissue with AlphaCord. A few years go by, then a few more, and you may begin to wonder— why am I still storing these stem cells? Will they still help my family years and years from now? The answer? Yes. Right now, you can literally save your […]