Umbilical Cord                   Banks|Blood                    Stem CellsWhat is umbilical cord blood and what is it used...
Umbilical Cord                           Banks|Blood                            Stem CellsCord blood, also called placenta...
Umbilical Cord                         Banks|Blood                          Stem Cells Cord blood contains red blood cells...
Umbilical Cord                        Banks|Blood                         Stem CellsThis is why cord blood is now being us...
Umbilical Cord                        Banks|Blood                         Stem CellsThe most common diseases that have bee...
Umbilical Cord                        Banks|Blood                         Stem CellsAnd patients with lymphoma, myelodyspl...
Umbilical Cord                          Banks|Blood                           Stem CellsIn fact, more than 80 different di...
Umbilical Cord                        Banks|Blood                         Stem CellsFor more information about how cord bl...
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Umbilical Cord Banks Blood Stem cells

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Discusses the use of umbilical cord blood stem cells to treat diseases as an alternative to bone marrow transplants

and why donating stem cells from the placenta and umbilical cord to cord blood banks is an important and safe

decision that does not harm the mother or baby.

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  1. 1. Umbilical Cord Banks|Blood Stem CellsWhat is umbilical cord blood and what is it used for? http://banksblood.com
  2. 2. Umbilical Cord Banks|Blood Stem CellsCord blood, also called placental blood or umbilical cord blood, is the leftover blood that is in theplacenta and the section of the umbilical cord thatremains attached to the placenta after the cord to the baby has been cut. http://banksblood.com
  3. 3. Umbilical Cord Banks|Blood Stem Cells Cord blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma, just likenormal blood. But cord blood also has lots of hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells that are similar to the ones found in bone marrow. http://banksblood.com
  4. 4. Umbilical Cord Banks|Blood Stem CellsThis is why cord blood is now being used on an experimental basis as an alternative to bone marrow transplants for patients with blood and immune system diseases and genetic or metabolic diseases. http://banksblood.com
  5. 5. Umbilical Cord Banks|Blood Stem CellsThe most common diseases that have been treated so far are leukemia and inheriteddiseases such as those that affect red blood cells, the immune system and certain metabolic abnormalities. http://banksblood.com
  6. 6. Umbilical Cord Banks|Blood Stem CellsAnd patients with lymphoma, myelodysplasia and severe aplastic anemia have also been successfully transplanted with cord blood. http://banksblood.com
  7. 7. Umbilical Cord Banks|Blood Stem CellsIn fact, more than 80 different diseases have been treated with cord blood transplants so far. And scientists are now activelyinvestigating the possibility that stem cells incord blood may even be able to replace cells of other tissues such as nerve or heart cells. http://banksblood.com
  8. 8. Umbilical Cord Banks|Blood Stem CellsFor more information about how cord blood is being used to treat diseases and how to donate cord blood, please visit http://banksblood.com http://banksblood.com
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