About Delayed Cord Clamping
Can I choose delayed cord clamping and bank my cord blood?
Delayed cord clamping and cord blood banking can both be achieved through consultation with your health care professional and Cell Care.
We recognise the importance of individual birth plans and ensure cord blood collection remains completely compatible with parents' choices during the birth of their child.
Considerations for expectant parents:
- A number of Cell Care customers elect to delay clamping of the cord for 30 to 60 seconds prior to collection of their cord blood.
- In the first 60 seconds after birth, up to 80% of blood volume is transferred from the placenta to the baby38. This means that up to 60 seconds of delayed cord clamping allows for your baby to receive the majority of cord blood at birth and still achieve sufficient cord blood for long term banking.
- Delayed cord clamping does not affect the collection of cord tissue. This is something to consider when selecting your storage options. Over 60% of Cell Care clients elect to store both cord blood and tissue for their differing cell types and therapeutic applications.
What should I do next?
Please contact Cell Care on 0800 088 235 to discuss further.