Cord Blood Banking 101 is an educational program developed to provide families with complete understanding of Private Cord Blood Banking & Public Cord Blood Banking options. This educational series was produced by the nations leading stem cell laboratory Core23 Biobank in Springfield Missouri.
Core23’s mission is simple: to use our state-of-the-art cord blood banking technology to help protect your family from life threatening diseases. We spend countless hours making sure we use the very best methods of collecting, processing and storing your baby’s cord blood, as every cell is critically important to both you and our staff. We want to help improve the quality of life for your family, whether through the security of knowing your baby’s stem cells are safe and ready if needed, or by accessing the cord blood to treat a member of your family.
Our name, Core23, is derived from the 23 chromosome base pairs that make up everyone’s DNA. These “Core 23” chromosomes provide all the information needed to begin and sustain life. By storing your child’s cord blood, you have the ability to help treat potentially life-threatening diseases and save the life of a family member in need.
We are a hybrid blood bank in Springfield, Missouri that combines aspects of both the public and private cord blood banking systems. In fact, we are the only private cord blood banking laboratory within a 500-mile radius of our state-of-the-art facility—providing families across the Midwest an easy, safe and secure opportunity to save, or donate, their baby’s umbilical cord blood, tissue and plasma.
As a private cord blood bank, we provide peace-of-mind for families knowing that their baby’s valuable cord blood is safe and secure. We have our own state-of-the art laboratory, an advanced processing center with cutting edge analysis software, as well as our own cryopreservation and storage facility onsite, allowing us to monitor and protect your sample in-house 24/7, 365 days a year.
We have a full disaster preparedness plan, including preparation for bad weather, inconsistent power supply and environmental changes by having battery backup systems that make electricity available within a fraction of a second. We have real time monitoring on the liquid nitrogen systems, safety monitoring systems and testing equipment so that nothing will interfere with the safe and secure long term storage of your family’s precious stem cells.