How collecting cord blood affects a newborn

Richard Jennings, President of Stem Cell Services, explains how to process of collecting cord blood and tissue immediately after birth affects the newborn baby
How Cord Blood Collection Affects A Newborn Baby
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How collecting cord blood affects a newborn

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The process for collecting cord blood and tissue is a simple process that happens immediately after birth. After the baby is born, the umbilical cord that would normally be discarded is taken by the healthcare professional and they extract the cord blood, and if they’re saving cord tissue, they will also take a six to eight inch piece of the cord tissue and put it in a collection cup. These two items are put in a collection kit and they are sent back to the laboratory for processing of those stem cells and ultimately the cryogenic storage of those umbilical derived stem cells. This process is completely painless. It happens after the birth. It only takes a couple of minutes, so rest assured that it’s an easy process and the healthcare professional does all the work. You can simply sit back and enjoy the time with your new baby.

Richard Jennings, President of Stem Cell Services, explains how to process of collecting cord blood and tissue immediately after birth affects the newborn baby

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Richard D. Jennings

President, Stem Cell Services

Richard Jennings brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the biomedical and healthcare fields to the California Cryobank Stem Cell business.  As president of the company, Richard has set the strategic vision which has resulted in tremendous growth of the FamilyCord business that provides cord blood and cord tissue services to pregnant moms. Prior to managing FamilyCord, Richard served as CEO of Mediscan Services, was an Administrator at Centinela Freeman Health System, and held a series of positions within the Child Care and Infant Care sectors of Kimberly-Clark. Richard Jennings earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He is also the father of two beautiful children. 

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