How St. John’s Cord Blood Banking Works
Step 1: Register for cord blood banking in St. John’s
You can do this online, by email or by calling the Healthcord cord blood and cord tissue banking centre.
Step 2: Receive your cord blood and cord tissue collection kit in St. John’s, NF
Within 3-5 days after your enrol, we will ship out the collection kit.
Step 3: Bring your kit to the hospital in St. John’s
On the big day, bring your kit to the hospital and give it to your delivery team.
Step 4: Cord blood and cord tissue collection in St. John’s
Your doctor will collect cord blood and cord tissue samples after the baby is born.
Step 5: At the lab
Our trained couriers in St. John’s will pick up the kit from your bedside and deliver it to the lab at Healthcord.
Step 6: Using stem cells
Once your baby’s stem cells are safely stored, you will receive a certificate of banking indicating the number of stem cells, yield, and potency along with retrieval information.
Your baby’s stem cells are in good hands with Healthcord, Canada’s #1 cord blood and cord tissue bank. We offer both Cord Blood Banking and Cord Tissue Banking to families in St. John’s Newfoundland.
If you plan to give birth at a hospital in St. John’s, NL that is not listed above, or if you are planning a home birth in St. John’s, please contact us at 1.877.714.6361 to discuss the shipping options and set up your customized plan.