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Saving cord blood

  1. 1. Saving Cord Blood Home... Share | Saving Cord Blood Cord Blood - Stem Cell Dept. Department Of Health And Human Services Cord Blood Options Cord blood is blood that comes from the placenta or umbilical cord of a baby.   In past times, the placenta and umbilical cord that made up the after- Saving Cord Blood birth were discarded, but now they can be used to harvest cord blood. Cord Blood Banking   This type of blood differs from normal Cord Blood Storage blood in that it contains HSCs or hematopoietic stem cells. HSCs are Cord Blood Services able to differentiate into any type of blood or immune cell and transplants Cryo-Cell Cord Blood can be used to treat diseases like anaemia and leukaemia. Cord Blood Stem Cell There is also the possibility that progenitor cells in cord blood could be used to find cures for Cord Blood Transplants diseases like Alzheimer’s and cardiac disease that can only be treated but not removed completely. Research into cord blood shows some possibility of it being able to grow Cord Blood Registry replacement tissue for damaged organs as well. Cord Blood Donation   Because of these reasons, saving cord blood has become an important decision for parents What Is Cord Blood to consider. The blood is harvested painlessly from the placenta and umbilical cord after the child has been delivered and separated from the umbilical cord. However, this can only be » done in the first fifteen minutes after birth. This makes it all the more imperative that parents do save their child’s cord blood since it cannot be retrieved or replaced. Once collected, the blood can be stored at a public bank or a family bank. To store blood in a public bank is free of charge but before it can be done, the mother must past be deemed eligible according to the bank’s standards. Also, the samples are made anonymous so if a past donor needs a transplant, it will be very unlikely that he will be able to receive his own.   However, with cord blood, it is not important that an exact blood match be made so it is not imperative that a donor use his own blood. Foreign stem cells will not attack tissue once a partial match is made which saves time and can save lives. This makes saving cord blood particularly important since the blood itself is more flexible than bone marrow which requires a closer match. Family banking or private banking is open to most parents but is not free. The family will have to pay for shipping and processing in the first year and then for the amount of time that they wish to store the sample. In the United States, the first year can cost anything in the range $995.00 to $2195.00.   The size of the sample will also factor into the cost incurred. Private banking makes the most sense when considering the real benefit of saving cord blood which is insurance. Once stored, the blood is available to the child if he/she ever needs stem cells and also available to family members whose blood is a close enough match.   Also, if further research and technology is able to successfully use stem cells to grow new tissue, the donor and his family will have a supply readily available if the need ever arises. Saving Cord Blood Headlines Cord Blood America Names Managing Director of Its New Stem Cell Company in Germany - PR-CANADA.net (press release)
  2. 2. Cord Blood America Names Managing Director of Its New Stem Cell Company in GermanyPR- CANADA.net (press release)We envision our new German facility as the hub to expand into the rest of Europe, where saving umbilical cord blood stem cells is becoming increasingly ...and more » Stepping up and saving a life - you have it within yourself: Editor's Note - PNW Local News Stepping up and saving a life - you have it within yourself: Editor's NotePNW Local NewsRight now, Jayne is clinging to the hope that the cure for her disorder will come from two units of umbilical-cord blood. That blood is rich in a special ...and more » Cord Blood America Names Managing Director of Its New Stem Cell Company in Germany - PR Newswire (press release) Cord Blood America Names Managing Director of Its New Stem Cell Company in GermanyPR Newswire (press release)We envision our new German facility as the hub to expand into the rest of Europe, where saving umbilical cord blood stem cells is becoming increasingly ...and more » CC hockey plans fundraiser to help Schwartz family - KKTV 11 News CC hockey plans fundraiser to help Schwartz familyKKTV 11 NewsCord blood offers the same stem cells but rarely causes a life-threatening GVH response. Mandi's biggest challenge is that the Schwartz family, of Wilcox, ...and more » Steroid Stocks: Steroidstocks.com says:(OTCBB:CBAI)-(OTCBB:TEVE)-(OTCBB:CICI ... - Trading Markets (press release) Steroid Stocks: Steroidstocks.com says:(OTCBB:CBAI)-(OTCBB:TEVE)-(OTCBB:CICI ...Trading Markets (press release)We envision our new German facility as the hub to expand into the rest of Europe, where saving umbilical cord blood stem cells is becoming increasingly ...and more » Share | Copyright © 2010 | All Rights Reserved Saving Cord Blood | Privacy Policy | Sitemap

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