Why save cord blood?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

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 »

How do cord blood banks work?

The blood that remains in the umbilical cord after birth is a rich source of stem cells that can be used in medical treatments. For that reason, many parents opt to save this material in cord blood... 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 »