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Cord Blood

Saving your baby’s cord blood may be one of the best protections you can give your child.

Give your baby a lifetime of protection by banking with Cordlife today.

What is umbilical cord blood?

The umbilical cord is a tube-like structure connecting the foetus to the placenta in mother's womb, providing nutrients and removing waste from baby. Cord blood, which is also called "placental blood", is blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta following the birth of a baby and after the umbilical cord is cut after delivery. Through the science of cord blood banking, cord blood can help nurture life, long after a baby's birth and provide a source of stem cells should the need ever arise for a stem cell transplant. This is because cord blood is a rich source of stem cells known as haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). These HSCs are primarily responsible for replenishing blood and regenerating the immune system.

Cord blood is a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells or HSCs that have the ability to differentiate into red blood cells responsible for the oxygenation of the blood, into white blood cells which assist in antibody stimulation and fight infection, and into platelets which are involved in the clotting process.

Red Blood Cells Carry oxygen to all cells in the body
Red Blood Cells

Carry oxygen to all cells in the body

White Blood Cells Fight infections
White Blood Cells

Fight infection


Assist blood clotting in the event of injury

DCR No. 3321, October 2017