The procedure for obtaining cord blood stem cells is quite simple and safe for both mother and child. For the convenience of the patients, there is a simple and clear procedure.
- Approximately a month before the baby is born, you contact our Centre for Biotechnology and Stem Cells.
- On the day of childbirth, you should contact the Patient coordinator of our centre and report on the delivery.
- Cord blood collection is carried out by specially trained personnel of the maternity department (midwife) in the delivery room immediately after childbirth up to delivery of the placenta. After the baby is born, the umbilical cord is clamped with special clamps, and the cord blood remaining inside is collected in a sterile blood bag with a substance that prevents blood clotting (anticoagulant). A tube with a needle for blood collection is attached to the sterile blood bag. With this needle the midwife punctures the umbilical vein and the umbilical cord blood goes through the needle into the sterile blood bag. The entire process takes 2-5 minutes and can be performed both in natural childbirth and a caesarean section. The sterile blood bag has to be signed and placed in a container, the supporting documents must be filled in. The container should be given to the courier of our centre.