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How is cord blood and tissue collected?

Collection of cord blood and tissue is performed by a trained Cell Care collector, obstetrician or midwife.

Cord blood collection takes place after the birth of the baby once the cord has been clamped and cut. The cord blood is collected into a sterile collection bag. The procedure is non-invasive for both mother and baby and takes around three minutes. The cord tissue is collected after the delivery of the placenta.