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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Cord Blood Banking Costs

Cord Blood Banking Costs, Info, and Facts Sometime when a mother is expecting a baby, the umbilical cord blood acts as the life support system between mother and baby. Using a cord blood is vital because after the umbilical cord is removed after the baby is born, you no longer have the ability to retain […]

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Cord Blood Banking Research – Advantages and Disadvantages

Recent research indicates that cord blood unique advantages over traditional bone marrow transplants, especially in children, and perhaps saves on the rare occasion that a compatible bone marrow donor could be found. About 50% of patients who cannot find a bone marrow transplant, a compatible donor in the critical phase. In some cases, the medical […]

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Stem Cells – 10 Diseases They May or May Not Cure

With President Obama’s lifting of the ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, scientists now have new prospects for developing medical treatments. Excitement over the embryonic cells comes from their remarkable ability, as biological blank slates, to become virtually any of the body’s cell types. Many observers believe the president’s move will accelerate the […]

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