Cells for Life is a Calgary based cord blood bank, with satellite locations in other major Canadian cities. Cord blood banking is the practice of storing an infant's umbilical cord blood stem cells. These cells are frozen and can be used to treat a variety of conditions later in life. Umbilical cord blood can also be used to treat siblings and parents. Cells for Life has a private storage facility with the ability to hold up to 125,000 samples. They store the umbilical cord blood in industry-leading liquid nitrogen storage tanks.
Cells for Life is the only cord blood bank located in a hospital and is considered to have a good reputation amongst comparable facilities, as well as in the medical community. They are an accredited bank, have 17 years of experience in the industry, and have a perfect transplant success rate. More than 43,000 parents have used Cells for Life to store their children's umbilical cord blood cells.