What is the average stem cell count for an umbilical cord blood collection?
The average stem cell count for a cord blood collection is roughly 470 million TNC stem cells. On average, Americord gets twice as many stem cells from umbilical cord blood compared to other cord blood banking companies. Through Americord’s processing techniques, over 18% of their clients have TNC counts that are twice the size of the industry average.
Is it possible to get a below average stem cell count?
Yes, these numbers are only the averages. It is possible to get less than the average. If the collection volume or cell count is below a certain threshold, best practices indicate that the cord blood company contact the family to see if they still want to store the sample. With today’s technology, if the stem cell count is below the threshold it is improbable that the client would be able to use this if needed for a treatment. This is because for many
Through Americord’s processing techniques, over 18% of their clients have TNC counts that are twice the size of the industry average.
If my sample does not meet the requirements, can I still save it?
Yes, some clients opt to save the sample regardless. It is possible that better technology in the future might enable the use of these cells or possibly the expansion of the cells. Several of our competitors
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