Cord blood is collected from the placenta and umbilical cord after birth, by specially trained nurses and technicians of the National Cord Blood Program (NCBP). The cord blood units (CBUs) are collected primarily for clinical use, but some may not meet all NCBP criteria. Fresh, non-clinical grade CBUs are made available for research. These CBUs are neither processed, other than mixed with anticoagulant, nor tested and they are provided without donor identifiers or donor specific information.
We have a large inventory of frozen research CBUs. These CBUs have been volume-reduced to remove most of the red blood cells (RBCs) and plasma and concentrated to 25 mL final volume, including the cryoprotectant. They are frozen with controlled-rate method and are stored in Liquid Nitrogen in BioArchive freezers.
The frozen CBUs have had at least some testing performed:
- Infectious Disease Markers
- Flow Cytometry
- CBC, etc.
Frozen CBUs with specific characteristics, e.g. total cell count or CD34+ count, or HLA typing, can be provided upon request.
Interested in ordering cord blood units? Contact us below and a team member will follow-up promptly.