The Cord Blood Life Cycle
Mother arrives at the hospital to deliver her baby.
Mother gives written consent to allow LifeSouth to collect her cord blood.
The cord blood is collected, samples from the mother are drawn for testing and she completes a medical history.
The cord blood is transported to LifeSouth’s headquarters.
If the cord blood does not meet criteria, it is supplied to our research partners to help save lives.
If the cord blood unit meets criteria, it is processed and cryogenically frozen in liquid nitrogen.
Cord blood units that meet transfusion criteria are added to the international registry and made available to patients all over the world.
Saving lives globally since 1998.
LifeSouth Cord Blood Bank has shipped cord blood units for transplant throughout the United States and to many foreign countries including Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Israel, The Netherlands and Switzerland.