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Cord Blood Information – FAQ about Cord Blood

What is cord blood and what are the benefits of cord blood banking? The blood that remains in your baby’s umbilical cord after it has been cut is called cord blood which is rich in stem cells. These valuable cells which are genetically unique to your baby and family, can only be collected in the […]

Public vs Private Cord Blood Banks

Public cord-blood banks. A big concern with public cord-blood banking is how to guarantee the safety of the cord blood. Privacy of the donor is a concern and it is maintained by most ethical review boards that the cord blood donated cannot be permanently linked to the donor. Even though the donated cord blood is […]

How To Choose A Cord Blood Bank

If you decide that banking your newborn’s cord blood is for you then you need to choose the right cord-blood bank for your needs. Make sure to start your cord-blood bank search early on so you have time to consider all your options before having to choose one. Begin by compiling a list of cord-blood […]

Pros and Cons of Cord Blood Banking

If cord-blood banking is so great, why isn’t everyone doing it? Well for one it’s expensive and it isn’t a routine hospital procedure. It is something you have to choose and plan for ahead of time. You need to be sure you consider your decision carefully before delivery day. Here are some pros and cons […]

Possible Future Uses Of Cord Blood

ght now cord blood is used to help replace the healthy blood that radiation and/or chemotherapy destroyed while trying to treat the disease. Researchers are working endlessly with cord blood stem cells in an effort to research new ways to use cord blood to help cure and treat other serious diseases. Hopefully in the near […]

Illnesses that use cord blood stem cells therapy

Cord blood stem cells are currently used to treat more than 70 chronic or life-threatening conditions. Here is a list of some of the more commonly known illnesses that use cord blood therapy and what they are. Leukemia – is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. The bone marrow makes unformed cells called […]

When Is Cord Blood Used?

So the cord blood is now cryogenically (fancy word for using nitrogen to freeze things) frozen and banked, now what? Under what conditions would the cord blood be used? The stem cells found in cord blood are used mainly for transplants and stem cell research. Serious illnesses like certain cancers, immune system disorders, and blood […]

What Are Stem Cells?

Now you’re thinking about your baby’s future well being. You know what cord-blood banking is and an overview on how the procedure works. But now you’re wondering what is a stem cell anyway and why are they so important as a new addition to medical research and procedures? Stem cells are special and have two […]

What Is Cord Blood Banking?

Cord blood banking is the collection and storage of stem cells taken from the blood of the umbilical cord after the birth of a child. The process requires a special kit that expecting parents can order from the cord-blood bank of their choice. The kit will include everything the doctors or midwives need to collect […]

Cord Blood Banking

The big day has arrived, your contractions are minutes apart, and you’re on your way to the hospital. The idea of finally getting to hold your perfect baby in your arms helps you through the contractions. Already your mind is dancing with visions of your baby’s future — first smile, first tooth, first word, first […]

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