CBR has created the world's only collection device designed specifically for cord blood stem cells.
Cord blood collection is safe and painless for you and your baby. Your healthcare provider does not need to alter the normal birthing process in any way.
Radiopaque needle cover
offers extra safety.
gives physician control over sterility and blood flow.
SoftLockTM safety guard
covers the needle before and after cord blood collection.
Sterile clearance vent
sends any blood remaining in the tubing after collection into the bag, resulting in higher collection volumes.
CBR’s unique ActiveFlo chamber
Our unique ActiveFlo® chamber allows physicians to visually monitor the collection, helping to maximize blood flow and collection.
CBR chose to use dry heparin
CBR chose to use heparin because it is proven to be safe. It is a more effective anticoagulant than CPD in contributing to a higher cell recovery69.
No liquid anticoagulant in the collection bag.
Dry heparin anticoagulant in the ActiveFlo chamber gives your healthcare provider clear visibility of blood volumes, reducing the risk of ending the collection too soon.
CBR created the first cord tissue collection system in the U.S., including CordPrep® and CordCup®, to protect the tissue and minimize contamination during transportation to the lab.
Parent and doctor guides
provide instructions to make the collection process simple.
Unique kit design
Unique kit design folds into a crush-resistant, temperature protected, and electronically tracked device that actively transforms into a cube to help ensure that it is protected and delivered safely.
In 2007, CBR launched the Healthcare Provider Network (HPN) as a resource center for education and information about cord blood collection services. Because cord blood collection is typically not covered by insurance, CBR reimburses healthcare providers for their time and effort in providing a professional service. CBR only provides payment for collections to physicians and midwives who are affiliated with the Healthcare Provider Network. The HPN seeks to:
- Educate providers about the quality of newborn stem cell collection and its importance for infusions as well as clinical trials;
- Offer tools for enabling healthcare professionals to collect useful samples for future, potential medical applications; and
- Give feedback on the quality of collections.
Additional resources: See how heparin benefits our families during collection