Why You Should Consider Cord Blood Banking


What do Miriam Quiambao-Roberto, Pauleen Luna-Sotto, Neri Naig-Miranda and Jolina Magdangal-Escueta have in common? These moms had their baby's cord blood collected at birth and banked should there be an illness or disease that needs to be treated in the future.

There are more than 80 different diseases that can be cured using blood cord stem cells such as blood disorders, immune deficiencies, and even cancer. Stem cells play an important role in helping the body repair itself. 

The Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs) in the cord blood can help replace and regenerate damaged or diseased bone marrow, correct genetic defects (sibling/allogeneic transplantation), aids in the treatment for certain types of blood cancers, and a potential for cellular therapy and regenerative medicine. (source: https://www.cordlife.ph/cord-blood)

Having your baby's cord blood stored is like an insurance. It's something you don't want to use but gives you peace of mind knowing you have it should there be a need for it.

Filipinos access to cord blood banking

More than a decade ago, Filipino parents who decided to have their babies' cord blood banked need to go to Singapore to avail of the services. In April 2009, Cordlife, one of the leading players in private cord blood banking, decided to operate in the Philippines and was headquartered in Antel Global Corporate Center in Ortigas. A year after, their cord blood processing and storage facility was established in UP AyalaLand Technohub in Quezon City. 

The Cordlife facility is the first and only stem cell bank in the country registered with the Department of Health and is ISO-certified. It has a storage capacity that can accommodate 30,000 cord blood and cord lining units. It is built in accordance to global gold standards and was given the prestigious AABB Accreditation in 2017.

Cordlife's Mission on it's 10th year and beyond

It is Cordlife's mission to provide reliable healthcare solutions through innovation, technological advancement and commitment to quality. Through the years, they have provided families with more treatment and service options such as Cordlife Care360 Safeguard Program, Cordlife Shield, Cordblood Network, and Cordlife Transplant Care.

Satellite offices are also now available in Cebu and Davao to make the services available to the families residing in Visayas and Mindanao.

Giving back to the community

Cordlife Philippines has pioneered a national advocacy "One Blood" that grants free cord blood banking to qualified pregnant mothers with family history of diseases treatable by cord blood stem cells. 

Cordlife also continuously spread awareness about cord blood and cord blood banking by providing talks and lectures and partnering with healthcare professionals, celebrity mom ambassadors, and Cordlife moms.

Cordlife Philippines is celebrating a decade of giving chances and choices to help save lives. It is now in your hands to give your child a chance to live a healthy, normal life.