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Every month, thousands of families choose to preserve their newborn’s cord blood stem cells. Cord blood is the blood that remains in a newborn’s umbilical cord after birth. It is a valuable source of stem cells — the building blocks of your body’s tissue, organs, blood and immune system.
Of the many things to consider during your pregnancy, one may be the option to collect your new baby’s cord blood stem cells for potential therapeutic use in the future.
There are many reasons to consider cord blood collection, which is why your options should be discussed with your physician.
Private Cord Blood Banking
ViaCord is one private banking option for storing your baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells. For more information on the benefits of banking and how to enroll in this program, please call 1-888-795-2375 or visit ViaCord.
Note: Several companies provide private banking. It is ultimately your decision to choose the option that best suits the needs of your family.
If you are unable to register prior to the birth of your baby, collection kits are available when you arrive at Labor and Delivery.
Discuss Your Childbirth Options
The Valley Hospital is committed to educating our patients on every touch point to consider during pregnancy.
We strive to ensure that every family makes an informed decision and look forward to an open discussion on your options for cord blood banking.
For more information on birth experience options at Valley, visit our Childbirth Options page.