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We are considering banking this baby's cord blood.<br><br>
If we do this, can we still delay clamping for pulsations, or do they usually clamp and collect right away to get the most blood for the collection?<br><br>
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Yes, you can delay clamping and still get the blood from one of the vessels in the cord.<br><br>
But, wouldn't you rather give those cells to your baby at birth rather than later on?
 

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I am planning on delaying clamping until pulsation stops. At that point, I feel a balance has been achieved between the baby and the placenta. I asked my doctor about that and he said that cord blood can be still be collected at that point. We are actually donating to a public bank. So, I feel its the best of both worlds.
 

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I see your point. But not all the cells will go to the baby anyway, right? Some will remain in the cord. I guess I was just asking, in a different way, if that is enough cord blood to collect, and if it can be done that way.<br><br>
Last time we donated as we were at a donor center. But ds was a section, so there could not be much delay, anyway.
 

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Yeah, you can wait until the cord stops pulsing before clamping and still draw the blood. Our last birth turned unexpectedly UC (until about 10 min after she was born) and I thought we wouldn't be able to get the cord blood after waiting so long. The mw tried anyway and was able to draw enough blood for a successful banking.
 
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