FAQs: Stem Cell Banking at LifebankUSA

Absolutely! The entire process is performed by your own healthcare provider, is non-invasive, and only takes about 5 minutes. Once your baby is born and the umbilical cord has been cut, your healthcare provider will collect blood from the portion of the cord still attached to the placenta. If you are banking placental stem cells, the entire placenta will be collected separately and placed into a special bag. The collection kit will then be transported by medical courier to the LifebankUSA laboratories for processing and preservation. The stem cells will be cryopreserved in a vapor-phase liquid nitrogen storage tank that is continuously monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until the time when your family may need them. Learn more about the collection process.