How is the cord blood collected?

After deciding to proceed with cord blood collection, the parents need to contact a collection company to obtain a collection kit.  The kit is brought to the hospital by the patient and given to the labor nurse or obstetric tech for the delivery table.  If a cesarean section is necessary, the kit must be placed on the sterile table.  After the baby is delivered, your obstetrician collects the blood into the kit’s collection system and then you send it back to be stored according to the directions included in the kit.

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