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Important Reminders for Cord Blood and/or Cord Stem Cells Collection(s)

24/7 SERVICE HOTLINE NOS +63-927-2435978 / (02) 504-7238

BEFORE:

1. When ready to deliver, bring your blue Cord Blood and Cord Stem Cells Collections Kit(s) Box to the Hospital and call StemCord 24/7 Hotline Nos. to activate StemCord.

 

2. The Caller should give the Hotline Rep-On-Duty the Name(s) of the Mother or Client, Delivery Hospital and Ob-Gyne as well as the said Caller’s Name and relationship to the Client.

 

3. Once Activated, the said Rep-On-Duty will call the Delivery Room to closely monitor the labor status of the client and your Ob-Gyne when needed; and/or for the prompt pick-up of the Cord Blood and/or Cord Stem Cells Collection(s).

 

4. Upon entering the hospital delivery room, hand over your blue Cord Blood Collection Kit Box to the Nurse-in Charge or directly to your Ob-Gyne.

 

5. Remind your Ob-Gyne to collect your baby’s Cord Blood and to collect as much as possible.

 

DURING:

6. SOP For Assisted Delivery-

  •             Normal Delivery- At 6-8 cms. Dilation, The Rep-On-Duty will be on Standby at the delivery room area to provide any assistance when needed.

  •             Schedule Cesarean Delivery: One (1) hour before the procedure the Rep-On-Duty will be in the Hospital delivery room are to take the MBT sample and/or to assist in the Cord Blood Collection when needed.

  •             STAT Cesarean Delivery: For Emergency CS or Change in delivery date, Please immediately inform the Rep-On-Duty through our 24/7 Hotline Nos.

 

AFTER:

7. When Handling your baby’s Cord Blood Collection, keep the sample at 15-25C Room Temperature. DO NOT REFRIGERATE. Call StemCord 24/7 Hotline Nos. for pick up location.

 

8. The Rep-On-Duty will inform/show the baby’s father or relative the approximate volume collected (Non- Conformance if <40 ml.) for acknowledgement and release of the Cord Blood Collection. For air transit to StemCord’s lab in Singapore within 48 hours after collection.

 

9. After testing and processing the Cord Blood sample(s) and low volume and/or failed post-nucleated cell count (< 200million ) is determined, StemCord will contact the Client 3 days after collection for instructions on whatever or not to continue with the storage.

 

10. Cord Blood Lab Results will be released after 7 working days and the assigned Medical Sales Rep will inform their respective Client about the said result via SMS or Email or explain further through phone call when needed.

 

 

FINAL DOCUMENT:

Please submit an NSO copy of your Child’s Birth Certificate with Registry Number for Issuance of his/her successfully processed and stored StemCord Cord Blood Bank Certificate.

Kindly Send the said copy via scan-email to phinie.admin@stemcord.com.ph or by Fax at (02) 727-2303.

 

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Who performs the cord blood and cord stem cell collection?

 

Umbilical cord blood and cord stem cells are collected by the physician or midwife simultaneously after the safe delivery of your baby and the umbilical cord is clamped and cut. The collection may occur before or after the delivery of the placenta. You will need to discuss your desire to collect your baby’s umbilical cord blood and cord stem cells with your obstetrician during your prenatal care. The delivering physician will have absolute discretion as to whether or not the cord blood and cord stem cells are collected and will not be obliged, in any way, to proceed with the collection if she/he determines that other clinical priorities exist.

What if my OB has never collected cord blood or cord stem cells before?

 
Before your expected delivery date, StemCord will arrange for a representative to meet with your OB to demonstrate the step-by-step procedure for cord blood and/or cord stem cell collection and provide clear, concise written instructions and/or a training video on StemCord’s collection procedure(s). We will also provide you and your OB a list of our 24/7 service support mobile numbers to use if any other concerns arise before, during and after your delivery. Our medical-technical representatives can likewise coordinate with your OB to perform and/or assist in the actual cord blood collection at no extra cost to you. We are dedicated to the success of your cord blood collection and are committed to saving lives.

How much cord blood needs to be collected to be viable?

 
StemCord offers both the bag and syringe collection methods, which gives the obstetrician a choice to use the method she/he prefers. Most physicians find the blood bag method more convenient. There is a minimum of 40mL of cord blood to be collected to ensure its viability. However, we advise your physician, nurse, midwife, or other childbirth professional to fill the collection bag/syringe with as much cord blood as possible or to collect until such time that blood flow into the container has stopped. The key to a successful cord blood collection is in the adequate volume collected.
 

Who should consider storing umbilical cord and/or cord blood?

 
Following the birth of a baby, the umbilical cord is usually discarded along with the placenta. However, it is now known that the umbilical cord is a rich source of pluripotent haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Until recently, the umbilical cord, cord blood, together with the extremely useful HSCs and MSCs, is thrown away as clinical waste products.

Storing cord blood is suitable for every mother unless your obstetrician has cautioned you of a difficult or complicated pregnancy. Expectant parents with a family history of genetic diseases such as severe anemias, immune disorders, or some cancers, may want to consider the family benefit of storing cord blood. It is also particularly useful and advisable for small or single child families, pregnant women over 35 years old, sub-fertile couples, couples of different races, and for the first born child.

Does cord blood and cord collection hurt or pose any risk to the mother or baby?

 
The cord blood and cord collection procedure is simple, painless, poses no risk or discomfort to the mother or child and does not interfere with the birthing process. It is performed with the utmost care and usually takes less than 5 minutes to collect. It can be performed in vaginal and caesarian deliveries, for single or for multiple births. The volume of blood collected is small and negligible that does not affect the baby’s blood circulation or “bleed” the mother.

How long can stored cord blood and cord remain viable?

 

The New York Health Dept. guidelines for cord blood banking state that umbilical stem cells can be stored indefinitely under liquid nitrogen. The policy states, “There is no evidence at present that cells stored at -196 degree C in an undisturbed manner lose either in-vitro determined viability or biologic activity. Therefore, at the current time, no expiration date need be assigned to cord blood stored continuously under liquid nitrogen.” All science involving cryogenic storage of cells also indicates that cells should remain viable indefinitely.

Since then, cord blood stem cells from related and unrelated donors have been successfully transplanted in over 10,000 individuals worldwide.

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