Stem cells, from a newborn’s umbilical cord are collected immediately after birth. Once the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut, the remaining blood in the umbilical cord is drawn into a collection bag. The remaining tissue portion is collected in vials. Whether you have a normal delivery or a c-section, the process of collecting your newborn baby’s stem cells is a safe, painless procedure that won’t disrupt you or your baby. From start to finish, the cord cell collection process takes about five minutes.