Is Cord Blood Banking Necessary?

Cord Blood Banking Concerns and Costs The most obvious argument against is that the odds of needing cord blood for medical treatment is very, very slim.  Below is a news release on a policy published in the July,1999 issue of Pediatrics, the peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP): A new policy […]

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Benefits of Cord Blood Banking

The primary benefit to cord blood banking is that it provides a type of medical insurance. This insurance is not from a financial perspective, but rather takes the form of having the necessary medical building blocks available should they be needed in the event of certain illnesses and diseases. Those medical building blocks are the […]

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Cord Blood Banking Options

Public banking vs. Private banking Many public banking proponents believe that the greater good to society is to donate your baby’s cord blood stem cells to a public bank for use by someone who may need it, since the likelihood of your baby needing it is very small. Many private banking proponents think that by […]

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Review of Private VS Public Cord Blood Banking

There are two kinds of cord blood storage facilities: public cord blood banks and private cord blood banks. These facilities perform the same basic function of providing a safe place to store precious donated umbilical cord blood for possible use in future stem cell transplants. There are a couple of very important differences between the […]

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What Are Stem Cells and What Is the Value of Cord Blood?

Cord blood is the blood found inside the umbilical cord, the nutritional “pipeline” between the mother and the baby in utero. Following the birth of a baby, the umbilical cord usually is discarded along with the placenta. However, it is now known that blood retrieved from the umbilical cord is a rich source of stem […]

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How to Understand Cord Blood Banking and Banks

A free, unbiased source of information Every expectant parent today faces a tough and irreversible choice:  Should you bank your newborn child’s cord blood?  If you are like most expectant parents, you are perhaps overwhelmed and confused by the choice.  On one hand you receive tons of marketing from the cord blood companies touting the […]

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Future of Blood Research

Stem Cells Research & The Future of Cord Blood Banking

You should be glad to learn that we are standing on the verge of a new yet incredible medicine for regeneration, wherein stem cell transplantation is the key! The transplantation of stem cells facilitates the restoration of the functioning of diseased, debilitates and injured organs and tissues. These stem cells are shaped like embryos and […]

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Can Cord Blood Be Used for Parents?

If cord blood can be used for parents is the very common question that many adults have. And of course, the answer is Yes”. Actually, it’s very common reason for the parents to save and store their baby’s umbilical cord blood. And it’s not just parents that could benefit from the cord blood stem cells, […]

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Umbilical Cord Blood Harvesting

The term “Umbilical Cord Blood harvesting” has a slightly morbid sound, but in reality, it is a very worthwhile and potentially lifesaving field of medical science. Umbilical Cord blood is blood that remains in the umbilical cord after birth. This umbilical cord blood is full of stem cells, and these powerful cells can be harvested […]

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Donating Cord Blood

Why Donate the Umbilical Cord Blood The umbilical cord is commonly known as the birth cord or the funiculus umbilicalis. This cord connects the developing embryo to the placenta. It is the umbilical cord, which supplies oxygen, nutrient-rich blood to the fetus from the placenta. The cord is generally 50 cms long and 2 cms […]

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