Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions - cord blood banking with Securacell.

Here are some of the more frequently asked questions we receive. See if these help answer your remaining cord blood banking questions.

Securacell has medical professional available to assist you 24 hours a day. From the time of your first call through the birth of your baby and beyond, you will have nurse available to assist you through the entire cord blood banking process. All of our staff has extensive experience in labor and delivery and are qualified to assist your medical practitioner or hospital staff with assistance prior to, during,and after delivery to ensure your collection is as successful as possible. We believe bonding as a new family is very important, so call us after you deliver and we will coordinate the pick up and shipment of your baby’s cord blood to our lab for you.
We encourage you to contact Securacell as early in your pregnancy as possible, however we understand the stress of the expectant family and we do not charge fees for late enrollment. We are thrilled that you have decided to make the potentially life saving choice to save your baby’s cord blood stem cells.

The Securacell staff will do everything we can to make this process as simple and efficient as possible. Having the collection kit early in the pregnancy lessens the anxiety for the delivering mother. In case of early delivery, it is best to be prepared with the kit on hand.

The health and wellbeing of mom and baby are the number one priority. If your caregiver states that he/she cannot collect cord blood due to a medical condition or emergency, Securacell reimburses all monies paid toward processing and storage, no questions asked.

In the event you do not have a kit and still wish to collect your baby’s cord blood call us night or day. Our clinicians will assist your health care team in collecting your baby’s cord blood using another method.

When you enroll with Securacell, you have decided to collect and store your baby’s cord blood with Securacell. Saving your baby’s cord blood privately, means that your baby’s stem cells will be available for your family’s use, in the event they are needed in the future and that they are an HLA match for the family member. The stem cells are already a perfect match for the child they were collected from. Although there is a fee to bank your baby’s cord blood privately, private cord blood stem cell banking assures you that you have a perfect match for the child the cord blood was collected from and a potential match to other family members as well should the need arise.
When you enroll with Securacell, your baby’s account and future cord blood sample are immediately assigned a unique identifier bar code. Once the cord blood is collected we arrange for your baby’s cord blood sample to be picked up and delivered to the lab where processing begins.

Securacell will send you your baby’s cord blood collection kit prior to delivery. The kit contains all the necessary medical supplies needed to collect, package, and ship your baby’s cord blood. Our educational staff of experience labor and delivery nurses will contact your doctor or midwife and hospital as needed to provide them with cord blood collection instructions. We also have clinicians available 24 hours a day to assist you and your healthcare team during this important time.

After the delivery of your baby, the umbilical cord is clamped and cut. Your newborn is no longer attached to the umbilical cord. The remaining blood, which is normally discarded, is collected using the patented PALL cord blood collection bag. In preparation to collect your baby’s cord blood, the umbilical cord is cleaned with the enclosed Chloraprep swab to prevent bacterial and fungal contamination. The needle attached to the end of the PALL blood bag is then inserted into the umbilical cord. The blood flows by gravity into the collection bag. The entire process takes less than 10 minutes. This procedure is safe, painless, and does not harm you or your baby.

Our cord blood collection bag was specifically designed as a sterile system for the most efficient collection of your baby’s cord blood. Our cord blood collection device is approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a cord blood collection device.

After your baby’s cord blood has been collected, call Securacell night or day. We will arrange for your baby’s cord blood to be picked up and delivered to the lab for you.

Securacell will keep in contact with you to let you know when your sample arrives at our laboratory and has been processed. After all tests have been run and results collected, you will receive a lab summary from Securacell which outlines the details of your baby’s cord blood sample.
Securacell’s cord blood processing, storage, and testing is done in accordance with all of the most up to date guidelines, credentials, and accreditations.

Our lab currently has the following credentials:

  • Food and Drug Administration Registration – FDA
  • Accreditation by American Association of Blood Banks – AABB
  • Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments – CLIA
  • Cord Blood Procurement
  • Cord Blood Processing

In addition, all of Securacell’s cord blood banking kit products are approved for use for cord blood banking and storage by the FDA.

These regulations assure clients that Securacell is collecting, processing, and storing their baby’s cord blood stem cells according to the most current standards of practice and technology available.

Securacell opened in 2001, and is located in Canton, Ohio, with our lab in Indianapolis. Securacell is owned and operated by medical professionals with extensive experience in the process and procedures involved in obstetrics.
Securacell is dedicated to the business of cord blood and cord tissue banking. We do not accept plasma donations.
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