Cord Blood Banking in Smithers, BC
Healthcord offers cord blood and cord tissue banking services to families in Smithers, British Columbia. If you plan to give birth at any of the hospitals listed below, please contact Healthcord to enroll in cord blood and cord issue banking. If you are planning a home birth in Smithers, BC, we will also be able to assist you directly.
• Bulkley Valley District Hospital
- Toll free in Smithers, BC area: 1.877.714.6361
- Fax: 1-888-655-8877
- Your cord blood kit will arrive within 2 days of enrolment. Please remember to bring the kit with you to the hospital at the time of delivery. If your delivery date is within the next 72 hours, our laboratory will contact you immediately after you register to arrange an emergency kit.
How Smithers Cord Blood Banking Works
Step 1: Register for cord blood banking in Smithers
You can do this online or by calling Healthcord cord blood and cord tissue banking center at 1.877.714.6361.
Step 2: Receive your cord blood and cord tissue collection kit in Smithers, BC
Within 2 days after your enroll, we will ship out the collection kit.
Step 3: Bring your kit to the hospital in Smithers
On the big day, bring your kit to the hospital and give it to your delivery team.
Step 4: Cord blood and cord tissue collection in Smithers
Your doctor will collect cord blood and cord tissue samples after the baby is born.
Step 5: At the lab
Our trained couriers in Smithers will pick up the kit from your bedside and deliver it to the lab at Healthcord.
Step 6: Using stem cells
Once your baby’s stem cells are safely stored, you will receive a certificate of banking indicating the number of stem cells, yield, and potency along with retrieval information.
Your baby’s stem cells are in good hands with Healthcord, Canada’s #1 cord blood and cord tissue bank. We offer both Cord Blood Banking and Cord Tissue Banking to families in Smithers, BC.
If you plan to give birth at a hospital in Smithers that is not listed above, or if you are planning a home birth in Smithers, please contact us at 1.877.714.6361 to discuss the shipping options and set up your customized plan.