Have questions on cord blood banking? CORDSAVINGS the leading and most trusted Swiss Stem Cell Bank has answers
Is umbilical cord blood collection dangerous for my baby and me ?
No, there is no risk for the mother or the child in umbilical cord blood collection at birth. It is completely painless and safe for the mother and the child :
- Because the blood is collected after delivery and after the cord is cut.
- There is no blood loss for the baby because the procedure for "cutting the cord" doesn't change in any way. It is done at the best moment for the newborn by the midwife or gynaecologist.
- The quantity collected is what remains in the cord and placenta (approximately 100 ml) after separating the child from the mother and cutting the cord, which is normally thrown out as operating room waste after delivery.
For further information:
Private Biobank - Family stem cell banking
My gynaecologist is against cord blood preservation. What can I do ?
Let your gynaecologist know that you find this surprising.
Especially since on their website, the Swiss Federal Office for Public Health (SFOPH) informs the public that parents have the possibility to consult a private bank to store stem cell units extracted from umbilical cord blood, for use in the event that their child contracts a disease later in life.