What is Cord Blood?
Umbilical cord blood is a rich source of stem cells, which may potentially give your baby and your family a powerful resource against diseases that may occur in the future. These types of cells have already been used in transplant medicine to treat approximately 80 diseases, such as leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other cancers.
Cord Blood Stem Cells can be collected after the birth of your child and may be a life-saving source in the future for your baby and potentially his parents, siblings and other family members.
Cord blood is one of the focal points of today’s research and applications in regenerative medicine where stem cells may help induce healing or regenerate cells to repair tissues. These experimental therapies include treatment for cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury, juvenile diabetes, heart diseases and stroke.
The umbilical cord and the placenta, once separated from the baby, is normally discarded. We know today that this blood is a rich source of such an important life saving miracle. That is why its collection and preservation is so important.
Cord Blood Banking, The Gift of Life