• Cord Blood Banking Options in the Philippines: CordLife and StemCord

    If you're seriously considering cord blood banking, you have two options: CordLife Philippines and StemCord Philippines.
    by Justine Camacho-Tajonera .
  • For couples expecting a baby, cord blood banking might be something they would want to consider. To check some frequently asked questions about cord blood banking, click here.


    For those who see the value of cord blood banking, they have two options in the Philippines. Check out what makes each one unique.


    CordLife Philippines
    Office Location: U.P. – Ayala Land TechnoHub, Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City.
     Tel. No. 710-9195Email Address: info@ph.cordlife.comWebsite: www.cordlife.com

    What Makes Them Unique:
    Opened the Philippines’ first cord blood processing and cryopreservation facility in Manila last March 2010The only South East Asian private cord blood bank to be accredited by the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks). Licensed by the Singapore Ministry of Health.Uses Sepax®, a U.S. FDA-cleared automated cord blood processing technology to perform smooth and precise cell separationOption to store cord blood in Singapore or the Philippines

    StemCord Philippines
    Office Location: Suite 601-South Tower, Cathedral Heights Building Complex, St. Luke’s Medical Center, 279 E. Rodriguez Sr. Boulevard, Quezon City
     Tel. No. 723-2333, 723-0101 ext. 2601Email Address: stemcord@pldtdsl.netWebsite: www.stemcord.com

    What Makes Them Unique:
    Pioneered cord blood banking in the Philippines (2002).Offers multiple storage units (stored in two separate containers). If a small amount is needed for an operation, there’s a back-up supply.Cord blood is stored in two separate buildings in Singapore, for safety.Licensed by the Singapore Ministry of Health and adheres to the standards of the AABB and FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Technology). 

    Sources:
    Arvin C. Faundo, M.D. FPSP, Medical Consultant, CordLife Medical Philippines, Inc.Phoebe Tsai Te, Chief Operating Officer, StemCord Philippines, Inc.


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