Future-proof your family's health.

Preserving your umbilical cord and placenta for its stem cells is now easier and more affordable than ever. Banking stem cells is recommended by physicians to help treat cancer, heart disease, liver disease, diabetes, and more - even for years to come.

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Shipped straight to your door so you can bring it to birth.

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Pickup from anywhere in the U.S. within 12 hours. Transported to FDA-approved, AABB-accredited lab.

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1 in 16 children

can potentially use stem cells to better their quality of life

1 in 217 people

are currently looking to have a stem cell transplant, and this number grows as stem cell research advances

As low as 29% of those looking for a stem cell match

will not find one, depending on ethnicity (people of color have a harder time finding a match)

You're in great company

Hear from our moms!

"I created Anja because

my brother's last chance at treatment for cerebral palsy was umbilical cord blood and we couldn't find a match because we're mixed race."
-Anja CEO Kathryn Cross (@KathrynAnja on TikTok)

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Why Kylie Jenner, Chriselle Lim, and more banked their umbilical cord blood

Hollywood's best kept secret

Selma Blair, Kobe Bryant, Peyton Manning, Bartolo Colon, Chris Johnson, and countless other celebrities have relied on stem cell treatments in order to repair damaged cartilage, tendon, and ligaments and work towards anti-aging. (Photo Courtesy New You)

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Quality of life improvement for those with cerebral palsy

In 2017, Armaan (left) was diagnosed with cerebral palsy shortly after birth. In 2019, he used his own umbilical cord blood as a treatment. His parents reported, "we have seen positive changes in Armaan’s upper body strength, his vision, and his coordination." (Photo Courtesy Insception)

Life-saving leukemia treatment

In 2015, Jenna (right) celebrated being cancer free after using umbilical cord blood. She had initially tried chemotherapy, but doctors told her that it was not enough. She needed umbilical cord blood - she was saved as a result. (Photo Courtesy Robert Hood)

Cord blood as a cure: sickle cell anemia

Born in 2006 with sickle cell anemia and at risk of stroke, Gabby (pictured) was given the choice to treat her sickle cell disease with cord blood stem cells. In summer 2012, she received an infusion of cord blood stem cells. In the summer of 2013, she was cured.

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Why bank stem cells at birth?

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How could stem cells someday save my child's and my life?

Umbilical cord blood is rich with hematopoietic stem cells that have been successfully used to treat metabolic disorders, immune disorders, blood disorders, cancers, and neurological conditions, such as sickle cell disease, leukemia, and more. Umbilical cord tissue is rich with mesenchymal stem cells, which are the subject of clinical research looking at treatments for lung disease, Alzheimer's, Autism, heart disease, hair loss, and more.

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What happens if I don't freeze my baby's umbilical cord blood and tissue?

In the case that your child does get sick and could use stem cell treatments, you could try to find a donor. However, matching goes by ethnic background, and the chances of finding a matching donor as a person of color are less than 45%. If you're mixed race, it is highly unlikely that you'll find a match. Furthermore, if a biological match is found, there is a 71% chance of this match being rejected.

How does Anja go about freezing/banking umbilical cord blood and tissue?

Once you enroll with Anja, we send you our premium collection kit, which contains all necessary materials to collect cord blood and cord tissue. You bring that with you to birth and let your midwife, doula, or admitting nurse know that you have it. After birth, you notify our shipping team via our client portal that the collection is finished, and we'll come pick it up from wherever you are in the United States. We'll bring it to our facility and cryopreserve it for safe keeping. According to numerous studies, the length of cryopreservation has minimal impact on the recovery of viable cells, so we will keep your stem cells for as long as you need at our contracted trusted New Jersey-based, AABB-accredited, FDA-approved facility.

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Why is Anja the best company to collect stem cells?

  • Anja manually processes the cord blood, tissue, and placenta's stem cells after birth - individualizing the approach as opposed to having a machine do it. When compared to automated processing, Anja's manual processing leads to almost 25% more stem cells being recovered and up to 80% less red blood cells contaminating the sample.
  • Our partner providers have over 50 years of experience processing blood products
  • The most inclusive prices and premium experience available

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