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Cells4Life announces UK’s first NAP approved training course for umbilical cord blood procurement
Cells4Life, the private umbilical cord blood storage company based in Brighton, Sussex, today announced the launch of its National Association of Phlebotomists accredited umbilical cord blood collection training course, for healthcare professionals.
By: Cells4Life Ltd
The course has been developed in conjunction with the National Association of Phlebotomists and will be running throughout the year at various locations within the UK.
The course has been designed specifically to train healthcare professionals in the collection of umbilical cord blood using the Cells4Life collection protocol.
Cells4Life was the first company to offer a private phlebotomy service and has always maintained that cord blood collection should only be performed by a trained professional. The Cells4Life collection process was developed in conjunction with RCOG guidelines and leading consultant obstetrician and gynaecologists. It recommends that the cord blood is collected after the 3rd stage of labour, following the cord being clamped and the placenta being delivered.
“At Cells4Life we feel that collecting the blood at this stage interferes less with the birthing process and this is a guideline adopted by the RCOG in their Position Paper 2. We are delighted by today’s announcement from the Human Tissue Authority that only trained professionals should perform this procedure – something we have always recommended. Cells4Life is once again setting the industry standards” said Rebecca Rutter, Operations Manager at Cells4Life.
For further information on the NAP approved training course, please contact Cells4Life.
Tel: 01273 234676
For further information on the Cells4Life phlebotomy service, please contact Phlebotomists Direct.
Tel: 07872 987302
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About Cells4Life; the first private company to offer a stem cell storage and collection service in the UK. Based in Sussex the company has a dedicated facility providing secure and confidential umbilical cord blood stem cell storage. The company was founded and is managed by UK trained doctors Giles Davies and Jeff Drew.