Cord Blood Bank Heparin Free

Heparin, is widely used as an injectable anticoagulant (an agent that prevents blood from clotting or coagulating), and can also be used to form an inner anticoagulant surface on various experimental and medical devices. Although heparin has been extremely useful in the medical community it does have its functional drawbacks when it comes to umbilical cord blood therefore other anticoagulants/cell preservatives are preferred. For Instance Heparin:

Is not FDA-approved for cord blood collection, therefore GeneCell International uses an FDA-approved anticoagulant/cell preservative known as Citrate Phosphate Dextrose or CPD.

Heparin functions solely as an anticoagulant whereas CPD function both as an anticoagulant and cell preservative.

CDP is completely free of any animal products, whereas Heparin is not.

Heparin also appears to be toxic to the most important cells in umbilical cord blood, the hematopoietic progenitor cells, whereas CPD is much less toxic.

Lastly the residual presence of Heparin can adversely affect some test results that are required for the use of the umbilical cord blood stem cell unit, whereas CPD does not.

For these reasons, GeneCell International guarantees Heparin free processing in order to provide you with the highest quality in its processes and methodologies.

Cord Blood Bank Heparin Free

TNC count pre processing

  • Heparin
  • CPD

TNC is 30% higher in units collected wiht CPD instead of Heparin.

GeneCell International is one of the leaders in the field of stem cell banking. We operate a laboratory that focuses on processing and cryopreserving of stem cells derived from umbilical cord blood, adipose tissue, other tissues, and cells that can be cryogenically preserved. Our purpose is to provide families with the highest quality stem cell products and services and the best customer service, unparalleled scientific excellence and innovative leadership in the areas of stem cell collection, processing and cryopreservation.

GeneCell International, with more than 15 years of experience, uses state-of-the-art equipment and highly qualified personnel for processing and storing stem cells.

GeneCell International’s mission is to educate the public about the benefits of cryopreserving Stem Cells and locate private or public banks worldwide so each and every day more people can have access to a transplant, in a timely manner, to meet their health needs. For more information visit:

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