Cordguard™ Umbilical Cord Management

Cordguard™ Umbilical Cord Management

Cordguard™ is an innovative all-in-one unified system designed for umbilical cord clamping, cutting and blood sampling/collection. It provides an excellent neonatal blood sample while minimizing clinician exposure to blood, and a secured cord can help deliver the placenta.

  • Quick and easy 4-step activation.
  • Enclosed collection reservoir for obtaining clean, uncontaminated umbilical cord blood.
  • Fully enclosed sharps.
  • Reliable, secure cord clamp.
  • Ergonomic handle assists in delivery of placenta.
  • Protective sheath keeps tubes clean for labeling.
  • Two vacuum tubes conveniently slide from handle when full.


"There are a number of instances where the collection of blood from the neonate is difficult or impossible, thus placing strong emphasis on the collection of umbilical cord blood from every delivery." Source: The Collection of Umbilical Cord Blood, Communicore, 1992


"Cord blood is the best medium for general purpose diagnostic tests indicative of status in the neonate."

Tests are commonly performed for:
— Routine blood work (i.e. Type, pH, CBC, Direct coombs)
— Infectious diseases
— Abnormalities/fetal status
— Atopic allergies
— Detection of heavy metals (i.e. Lead)
— Genetic analysis
Potential applications of cord blood are broader in scope and include:
— Generation of red blood cells
— Gene therapy

"Determination of pH and blood gas values from umbilical arterial and venous blood provides an objective method of assessing fetal acid-based status at the time of birth and is a useful adjunct to the Apgar score in assessing the immediate condition of the newborn.
...umbilical venous blood can be utilized. In a truly asphyxiated fetus, the pH of both arterial and venous blood will most likely be very low." Source: ACOG Technical Bulletin #127


It's estimated that more than 6.2 million Americans are infected with HIV, Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Publication, Vol. 23, No. 3, Sept. 1994

Exposure Risks:
96% of clinician respondents have been exposed to umbilical cord blood.
84% of respondents are concerned about exposure to umbilical cord blood.
39% of vaginal deliveries expose at least one healthcare worker.
50% of cesarean deliveries expose at least one healthcare worker.
Source: UTMD Market Research, 1994; American Journal of Ob/Gyn 1992, 167: 703-8

"All procedures involving blood or other potentially infectious materials shall be performed in such a manner as to minimize splashing, spraying, spattering and generation of droplets of these substances." Source: OSHA Regulations on Bloodborne Pathogens, #1910. 1030, Federal Register, Vol. 56, No. 235.

Cordguard™ Umbilical Cord Management Systems

Model Number Description Unit of Measure Image
CRD-201 Cordguard™ Umbilical Cord Clamping, Severing, and Blood Collection System. * 10/BOX Cordguard™ Umbilical Cord Clamping, Severing, and Blood Collection System. Model CRD-201
* Product is CE Marked

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