Parents often ask what happens if we lose their baby’s cord blood. All our cord blood records are kept on a centralized secure computer system which is both backed up by our own server and kept off site in 2 separate locations. Patient records are maintained according to the mother’s name and date of birth and contain in them, the exact location of the baby’s cord blood specimens in our liquid nitrogen tanks.
Additionally, the laboratory keeps a separate spreadsheet, also backed up (both on and off location), which maps the location of each liquid nitrogen freezer and the specimens stored in them. They include the name and birthdate of every infant whose cord blood is stored at M.A.Z.E. Laboratories.
The bottom line is that it would be virtually impossible to lose track of a baby’s cord blood.