You’ve been considering banking your baby’s umbilical cord lining because of its vast therapeutic potential. You know that the stem cells from cord lining tissue could benefit both your baby and other family members for decades to come.
However, you read somewhere that you need to take extra precautions when having a C-section. Is it true?
Your doctor’s told you that you’ll need to deliver your baby by Cesarean section. Or, you know from your family and medical history that you may be at higher risk for C-section.
Luckily, the answer is No: A C-section has absolutely no effect on the process of saving and banking your baby’s umbilical cord lining. Removing and storing umbilical cord lining tissue is the same for C-sections as it is for a vaginal birth.
C-Section Cord-Tissue Banking Requires No Changes
Special arrangements are not needed for banking cord lining tissue if a C-section procedure becomes necessary. Once your baby’s cord is clamped and cut, it’s brought outside the surgical area to the collection kit. No special new arrangements are needed.
The process itself is so simple and so much a part of the actual birth that you won’t even notice it happening. And there are no delays that affect yield; you’ll get the same amount of stem-cell-rich cord lining with a C-section as you would with a vaginal birth.
Your baby’s stem-cell-rich cord lining is then prepared for transport and delivery. Once at a facility that is licensed by GlobalCord, it undergoes a patented process that extracts the highest quality stem cells from the cord and are cryopreserved for future use. A section of cord is also sent to the head laboratories of GlobalCord where it undergoes stringent quality control tests to check for stem cell presence, their viability for future use, their ability to proliferate, among others. Parents whose cords are stored in the GlobalCord Registry can even login in to check the actual stem cell numbers derived from their cord.
One Decision, One Step
You have enough to think about and do while preparing to bring a beautiful new life into the world. Simplify by choosing cord lining banking that requires no extra steps or changes if you need a C-section.
Make an informed choice. Select a cord banking service that is licensed to offer complete coverage for all stem cell therapies derived from your stored cord.
Umbilical cord lining tissue banked by non-licensed cord blood banks may not provide the stem cell yield or quality that CellResearch Corporation’s proprietary and patented protocols can provide — this may affect its suitability for future therapeutic use. In addition, these blood banks and medical institutions that offer CellResearch Corporation's patented protocols — which include ALL cord lining stem cell therapies — are at risk of patent infringement.
GlobalCord is operated by CellResearch Corporation and its partners. Cords banked through GlobalCord are covered by CellResearch Corporation’s patent licensure which extends to 41 territories around the world, including the U.S.A.