Should all of my children's cord blood be saved?

Answer On One Hand: May Be BeneficialThe American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents save the cord blood from at least one child "when there is knowledge of a full sibling in the family with a ... Read More »

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How many years can a baby's cord blood be saved?

The number of years a baby's cord blood can be saved is between 10 and 15. Banking cord blood does no harm to the baby.SourceStoring Cord Blood

What is cord blood used for?

Cord blood cells can be used to restore a variety of blood problems caused by many types of cancer and blood disorders.Types of LeukemiaStem cells from cord blood are used to treat acute forms of l... 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 »

What is cord blood banking?

Cord blood banking is the collection and preservation of a newborn baby's umbilical cord blood. Saving these stem cells may give the child and her family members access to better medical treatment ... Read More »