How successful are cord blood transplants?

Answer According to the Cord Blood Registry (CBR), doctors have performed cord blood transplants since 1988. The procedure takes stem cell-rich blood from newborns' umbilical cords and uses the extracted ... Read More »

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Why save cord blood?

Cord blood is the stem cell-rich blood that is contained in the umbilical cord. It is collected right after the baby is born. The blood cells found in the umbilical cord can be used in medical rese... Read More »

How is cord blood stored?

Cord blood, placed first in vials or bags, is frozen slowly to avoid damage, to a temperature of -130 Celsius. Since regular freezers will not keep the cord blood cells cold enough, they are stored... Read More »

Why is cord blood collected?

Cord blood is sometimes taken from a baby immediately after birth. According to the Cord Blood Registry, a stem cell bank accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks, cord blood may be us... Read More »

Is cord blood donation confidential?

Information collected at the time of a cord blood donation is kept confidential, as are the results of subsequent medical tests performed on the donated blood. However, for public health reasons, d... Read More »