Birth tissue nourishes your baby during pregnancy and contains naturally occurring factors that can be used to stimulate the body’s own healing mechanism, reducing pain, inflammation, and scar tissue. These miraculous birth tissues can be used to bring hope and healing to patients who have a variety of medical needs.
What is Cellsure
What Happens to donated tissue
Step by Step - How to Collect the Birth Tissue
Frequently Asked Questions
Donating your child’s birth tissue is an incredible way to give a life changing gift to others. There are three potential applications for donated tissues:
- Used by scientists for research and development of new treatment options.
- Placed into a biorepository in case they are needed for a patient in the future.
- Distributed to medical companies for current cell & tissue therapies for treatment.
Donation will only take minutes following delivery and is completely safe and pain free for both mother and child.
Please let us know as early as possible. It is best to make this decision before the 30th week of your pregnancy because more than half of all babies are delivered early. However, CellSure can accommodate up to 39 weeks please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time.
Yes. Delayed cord clamping will not impact the ability to collect stem cells from the placenta and umbilical cord.
A screening process is in place to ensure all birth tissue meets medical criteria for donation. Just like blood donations, your tissue donation must be screened and tested to ensure that it is safe to use. The screening process is conducted using our enrollment questionnaire. The questionnaire includes questions about your health and social history that are required by the regulatory authorities AABB, AATB, and the FDA. Once you successfully complete the questionnaire and answer any follow-up questions from our staff, you have completed the initial step to qualifying.
Yes. Collection of your placenta and umbilical cord is a safe, easy, and painless process for both the mother and baby.
Your baby i s not involved in the collection process. The collection takes place after the baby is born. It is painless for both the mother and the baby and takes just a few minutes. The time it takes to collect the tissue is not much longer than the time it would take to discard the tissue under standard hospital protocols.
First, you need to fully complete the initial qualification process by going through our online enrollment. Once enrollment has been completed, a CellSure collection kit will be shipped to you typically 60-days prior to your due date with all the collection supplies and information needed for your healthcare provider. Second, inform your healthcare provider of your decision to donate your baby’s birth tissue prior to delivery.
The CellSure collection kit includes step-by-step instructions for your healthcare provider to follow for collection, maternal blood samples, packing, paperwork, and kit pickup. All the necessary supplies are provided in the kit by CellSure. If at any time you, your healthcare provider, or hospital staff have any questions, CellSure client services is here to assist @ 866-646-6171.
It is important you understand that this is your choice. Not all healthcare providers have an understanding of the benefits. In turn, not all healthcare providers have been educated on the process for collection. CellSure has made the collection process as simple as possible so it will not take away from the birthing experience or your provider’s attention or time. Every kit has step-by-step instruction sheets on collection as well as packing and kit pickup. If at any time your healthcare provider or their staff have any questions CellSure client services is here to assist @ 866-646-6171.
Yes. Birth tissue collection is a very simple procedure. Easy to follow instructions are included in your collection kit. If your healthcare provider has any collection questions, CellSure provides specialized personnel that are available 24/7 to answer healthcare provider questions.
After your healthcare provider collects and packs the tissue, activates the kit’s cooling system, and seals the kit, it is ready to travel to the lab via a medical courier service. Each kit contains specific instructions about the collection process and how to prepare the samples for transport. Either you or family member/hospital staff calls 866-646-6171, and selects the pickup option to arrange bedside pickup. Once processed at the lab, you will receive notification from CellSure.
Some providers will charge a fee for the collection, but it is at their discretion. You should discuss this matter with your provider prior to delivery. The kit from CellSure contains everything your healthcare provider will need to collect your baby’s birth tissue. CellSure also provides supplies to draw maternal blood samples for testing. Return transport is covered by CellSure.
There is no charge for shipping or processing.
The CellSure collection kit includes easy‐to‐follow instructions for birth tissue collection, packaging, and shipping. The CellSure website provides video tutorials demonstrating the collection procedure. CellSure provides trained personnel that are available anytime to answer Healthcare Provider questions. Contact our provider hotline @ 866‐646‐6171.
CellSure provides trained personnel to answer Healthcare Provider questions. Contact our provider hotline @ 866‐646‐6171. It is also possible to pre‐arrange for a CellSure procurement specialist to give a demonstration for your hospital or clinic and answer questions via webinar. View Video Here
Parents enroll online with CellSure in advance and receive a collection kit that is delivered to their home. The parents are responsible to bring the kit with them to the hospital. If you are partners with CellSure, educational material for your clinic waiting room and exam rooms will be available. Parents may enroll as early as 22 weeks.
CellSure provides bedside pick‐up by a courier. Once you have activated the cooling system in the lid of the kit and sealed the kit for shipping, it is ready to go. The parents are responsible to call CellSure @ 866‐646‐6171 to arrange for the pick‐up. The CellSure kit is designed to maintain a safe shipping temperature for 48 hours once the cooling system is activated.
Currently, CellSure is a fully integrated private bank.
CellSure is a low-profit limited liability company – or L3C – which is a special designation for companies that place a higher priority on achieving a social mission than on making profits. This provides you the confidence to know we put the wellbeing of people before profit.
There are 3 key differences between banking with CellSure versus cord blood banking:
- CellSure does not separately collect blood from the umbilical cord.
- At CellSure, parents choose to donate their placenta and umbilical cord. Mothers can only participate with CellSure if they fully qualify under all the screening criteria. For collection to be a success the placenta and the umbilical cord must be collected.
- CellSure is a fully integrated private bank and is incorporated as a low‐profit limited liability company.
As a procurement company, CellSure is not required to be AATB certified. However, CellSure is AATB compliant which means CellSure’s policies and procedures adhere to AATB standards. The 3rd party processing company (Predictive Biotech), that is contracted to process the CellSure‐procured tissue, is actively working towards AATB certification.