If I choose delayed cord clamping, will there be enough blood left for collection?

Recent guidelines suggest hospitals will allow around one minute of delayed cord clamping.

We believe that anything up to around five minutes will not significantly impact upon the amount of cord blood available for collection.

Anything above five minutes though may start to impact on the amount of cord blood available, but we would always encourage you to follow your birth plan. We will simply collect what cord blood is available on the day and if after processing, the stem cell count does not meet our minimum storage criteria, you will not be charged anything further.

It is also worth noting, if you opt for a physiological third stage, we are still able to collect the cord tissue. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s) like those found within the cord tissue are currently being used in over 300 clinical trials for conditions such as Type 1 Diabetes and Cerebral Palsy.

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