Top 10 things you should know about Cordlife Philippines and why they are more than just a Cord Blood Bank

One of the harsh realities of life is getting sick and finding no cure for it. No matter how many medical innovations the world has gone through, it seems finding a cure to every sickness is still a work in progress. But there is one innovation the medical world is studying more and it is the discovery of cord blood and how it might be used to treat various diseases.

For nine months, the umbilical cord served as a connection but at the time of birth, it is discarded as wastes. It is only more than two decades ago that it was discovered that the umbilical cord blood can be a useful supply of blood stem cells. There are cases that it is used to cure children with blood diseases.

Since that findings there are now cases where the cord blood that is contained in the umbilical cord are collected and frozen for future use as it contains blood stem cells that is said to produce blood cells, even the ones which involves immunity.

The cord blood stem cell discoveries are nothing short of miraculous, especially with the list of stem cell treatable diseases that continuously grows at a rapid pace. Through this development, many illnesses that were deemed incurable now have cures, and cord blood banks have started to be set up all over the world.

In the Philippines, a company first offered a service to freeze and store their clients child’s cord blood like sort of a blood bank for future use or in case it’s needed later in life. Actually, it all began with a chance and a choice when Cordlife Philippines took the greatest breakthrough in their journey to start its quality Cord Blood Banking. Now reaching a significant milestone of 10 years in the consumer healthcare industry, they now embark to more years of delivering the highest of quality standards in service and product offerings to every Filipino family.

Here are the top ten things you should know about Cordlife Philippines and why they are more than just a Cord Blood Bank:

1.  Cordlife Philippines first introduced the cord blood banking service in the Philippine market in April 2009, and was headquartered in Antel Corporate Centre in Ortigas.

2.  Their cord blood processing and storage facility in UP AyalaLand Technohub in Quezon City was established in 2010. It has a storage capacity for 30,000 cord blood and cord lining units and is built in accordance to global gold standards to give local families peace of mind.

3.  It is the first and only stem cell bank to be registered with DOH and to be certified by ISO in the country since 2012. Cordlife is also the first in the Philippines to earn the prestigious AABB Accreditation in 2017.

4.  Cordlife is amongst the leading players for private cord blood banking services in  most of the markets it operates in, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, China, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and the Philippines.

5.  To provide families with more treatment options in the future, they launched their cord lining banking service in 2013. And to ensure that their clients’ health is well taken care of in the most holistic way possible, they introduced Cordlife Care360° Safeguard Program, Cordlife Shield, Cordblood Network, and Cordlife Transplant Care.

6.  Now, more and more families are gaining access to cord blood and cord lining banking as the company extends their services in Visayas and Mindanao with the opening of their Cebu and Davao satellite offices.

7.  Their prolific years of experience in umbilical cord blood banking pushed them further to offer more quality services as they introduced their umbrella brand, Genscreen®. With Genscreen®, they launched genetic screening services such as: NICE and Prevue Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests and PlumCare DNA Advisor, the first and only family genetic testing in the Philippines.

8.  With the power of cord blood stem cells in their care, Cordlife Philippines values great responsibility to their community as well. In 2017, they pioneered a national advocacy called One Blood. The CSR program grants free cord blood banking to qualified pregnant moms with family history of diseases that can be treated by cord blood stem cells.

9.  As a gesture of gratitude to their clients, Cordlife introduced their Privilege Card that offers discounts and promos from their trusted partner brands.

10. In celebrating the first ever World Cord Blood Day in the country, Cordlife Philippines joined hand-in-hand with healthcare professionals, celebrity brand ambassadors, and Cordlife moms to spread awareness about cord blood and cord blood banking through informative talks and lectures.

Cordlife’s ten year journey in saving lives does not end here. In the future, the gift of giving chances and choices in securing precious stem cells will continue as they remain steadfast in providing reliable healthcare solutions and delivering excellence in cord blood banking and more.

With a firm belief that their services may offer life-changing and life-saving therapeutic options for families in the future, their commitment to continuously offer quality services will never be compromised. Because after all, Cordlife is really all about celebrating the gift of life!

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