LifebankUSA a Celgene company
LifebankUSA® collects stem cells from 2 prenatal sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. Stem cells collected from both sources have been used for transplants, and only LifebankUSA is registered with the FDA for both products.Placenta-Cord banking yields more cells overall, including more of the kinds of cells that matter most for a potentially lifesaving transplant (CD34+ cells), and more of the cells that may play an important role in the emerging field of regenerative medicine (mesenchymal-like cells).
With LifebankUSA, you may choose to simply bank cord blood alone or, for more stem cells, both the placental and cord blood (Placenta-Cord banking). Either way, there are many excellent reasons to choose LifebankUSA. We consistently strive to exceed industry and regulatory standards. For instance, we process your baby's cord blood to, on average, 99% purity (purity is defined as the absence of red blood cells).
In addition, the LifebankUSA collection process is heparin free because LifebankUSA uses an FDA-recommended anticoagulant called citrate phosphate dextrose (CPD) in its cord blood collection bags.
Finally, LifebankUSA is backed by the resources and reputation of Celgene Corporation, a world-class biopharmaceutical company.
Bottom line: Whether you want to bank both the placenta and cord blood-or simply cord blood alone-you want LifebankUSA.