CBR's dry heparin is the best anticoagulant for collecting newborn stem cells. It's safe, has been proven effective, and is key to how we recover more stem cells for families.
In cord blood banking, anticoagulants are used to prevent the formation of blood clots and preserve the quality of your baby's sample during transport. Using the most effective anticoagulant is essential to recovering the most stem cells possible.
There are two kinds of anticoagulants commonly used in cord blood banking: dry heparin and liquid citrate phosphate dextrose (CPD).
After comparing anticoagulants, CBR chose to use dry heparin because it:
- Provides doctors with an accurate visual of collection volumes
- Helps take care of your baby's stem cells for longer periods of time7
- Increases recovery rates in small collections7,8
Heparin also preserves stem cells' ability to migrate better than CPD9
Stem cells' ability to migrate is what allows them to move to damaged areas of the body, a key aspect of effective treatment.