Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Why should families decide to collect and stock their baby's cord blood?

Today, cord blood stem cells have been used successfully in the treatment of nearly 70 diseases and over 700,000 families global have banking concern their cord blood. Mostly families, storing their baby's cord blood contents peace of mind that should there be a need, their family’s stem cells are promptly acquirable.

It's also important to remember that transplants using cord blood from a family member are nearly twice as successful as transplants using cord blood from a non-relative.
Of course, there are those who slope the cord blood because of family history or because there is an extant medical need for a cord blood transplant.

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