MiraCell, LLC is a privately owned company
located in Lee's Summit, Missouri.
MiraCell is founded on the belief that
umbilical cord blood (UCB) stem cells
will have a significant role in stem cell
transplantation as technology, physicians
and researchers become more successful
in learning how to best utilize and deliver
these stem cells for treating various
cancers, Leukemia's and blood diseases.
MiraCell is a private cord blood bank,
the first of its kind to be located in
the Midwest area of the United States,
thus becoming Mid-America's
cord blood bank of choice.
collection, processing and cryo-preservation
storage services to families interested
in having their baby's umbilical cord
blood (UCB) stem cells cryogenically stored
for future use by the donor, a sibling,
a parent, or possibly even an extended family
Subscribing families receive a customized
collection kit uniquely designed and prepared
with specific components to assist the medical
professional in obtaining necessary maternal
blood, and umbilical cord blood (UCB) from
the baby's umbilical cord. In cases
of multiple births, one collection kit is
provided for each expected baby. When all
the blood is collected, the vials containing
the maternal blood and the blood bag containing
the cord blood are placed back into the
collection kit box. This box also serves
as the container for shipping the collected
blood samples to the MiraCell laboratory.
MiraCell maintains the use of a medical
transport courier in order to accommodate
the required temperature and processing
When MiraCell processes a UCB
sample, the sample is processed according
to the same standards and techniques implemented
by the renowned New York Cord Blood Bank.
After processing the UCB sample, MiraCell
the latest technology specifically designed
to cryogenically store UCB stem cells; ThermoGenesis'
BioArchive ® System.
This same technology is what many of the
leading public cord blood banks worldwide
have chosen to utilize for securely storing
publicly donated cord blood stem cells.
has moderately priced their services when
compared to other competitors. MiraCell
is sensitive to the fact that the up front
fee required may be difficult for some families
to manage; therefore, MiraCell offers a
variety of payment plans to accommodate
the family's budget.
In addition to
the private services that have been outlined
above, MiraCell has also developed a "Compassionate
Care Program." This program has been
designed to assist those families in immediate
need of their own babies cord blood for
the treatment of a sibling or family member.
MiraCell will coordinate the collection,
processing and temporary cryogenic storage
of the UCB stem cells with the client's