The shelf life of stored cord blood

Richard Jennings, President of Stem Cell Services, explains the shelf life of cord blood that is stored at cord blood banks
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The shelf life of stored cord blood

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Cord blood is stored in cryogenic long term storage tanks. These are large stainless steel tanks that typically utilize liquid nitrogen to maintain temperatures of approximately negative 196 degrees . At this extremely low temperature, cellular activity stops, therefore your stem cells should be good for indefinite period of time. That being said, there have been treatments with cord blood stem cells that had been in cryogenic storage for more than 25 years. When we recommend for storage many companies would recommend up to 25-30 years of storage because that's the proven period of time for storage.

Richard Jennings, President of Stem Cell Services, explains the shelf life of cord blood that is stored at cord blood banks

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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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