TABLE 2

Recommended Procedures for Related and Unrelated Cord Blood Banking45

Cord blood should be collected in a bag containing citrate-phosphate-dextrose anticoagulant
Cord blood should be processed and frozen within 48 h of collection
Standardized freezing and storage conditions should be followed (FACT)
Segments should be attached to the cord blood for testing and confirmation of identity
Extra cells and plasma should be stored for potential additional testing
FDA regulations regarding infectious disease testing should be followed
Banks should be accredited by FACT and follow FACT cord blood banking standards
Cord blood units should be stored under liquid nitrogen or at equivalent temperatures