Cryosite's Storage Process
When your baby’s blood arrives in our laboratory, it is carefully measured and tested for sterility, viability and cell count in our certified clean rooms. The stem cells are then separated and frozen at a controlled rate with a cryopreservative solution, which allows the cells to withstand very low temperatures and remain viable. Cord blood stem cells are stored in two separate freezing bags.
How is cord blood and tissue stored?
Upon completion of the cryopreservation process, the cord blood, cord tissue and perivascular cells are stored in vapour phase liquid nitrogen at temperatures colder minus 180 degrees and, to ensure that your child's cord blood will be safe for future use, a range of infectious and product quality tests are performed. As the mandatory testing requirements change from time to time, you are welcome to contact us if you would like more information about the specific tests we perform.
What happens when Cryosite Receives the Cord Tissue?
When your baby’s tissue arrives in our laboratory, the perivascular cells are isolated from the umbilical cord using our patent protected methods to protect their long-term viability. Both the perivascular cells and the residual cord tissue are frozen at a controlled rate with a cryopreservative solution, which allows the cells to withstand very low temperatures and remain viable. Up to nine separate vials are stored.