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 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
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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 »
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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 »
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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 »
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