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How long does cord blood last?

 

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After collection, the blood is shipped to a storage facility and frozen. It is not known how long cord blood cells remain viable after cryopreservation.

Studies have shown the long-term survival of stem cells in cord blood stored up to 15 years. The viability of cryopreserved cord blood cells beyond this time has not been confirmed.

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