The Critical Six™ Hours
Time is the one factor having the greatest impact on the number of viable stem cells available for transplant. Studies show that processing of cord blood stem cells should optimally be undertaken within 6 hours of collection1 (The Critical Six).
Processing cord blood within The Critical Six hours after collection yields the greatest number of viable stem cells, as well as the highest percentage of colony forming units that grow into life-saving tissue.
Unlike other cord blood banks that report an average time from collection to processing of 24 hours or more, MiracleCord has the unique ability to process umbilical cord blood and cord tissue specimens within The Critical Six hours after collection.2
1 Shlebak AA, Marley SB, et al. Optimal timing for processing and cryopreservation of umbilical cord hematopoietic stem cells for clinical transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplantation 1999; 23: 131-136.
2 MiracleCord has the ability to process cord blood specimens within The Critical Six hours for many families located in central, eastern and southern US states, subject to certain conditions beyond MiracleCord's control.