Cord blood & other cell therapies

What is cord blood?

Cord blood is a unique and valuable source of blood stem cells because it can be collected without harming the mother or baby. It can be frozen and stored for later use in a blood stem cell transplant. Cord blood can be used for patients who cannot find a suitable adult donor or need a transplant quickly, such as infants and children. It can also be used for adults in certain situations.

Cord blood stem cells are also being studied for their potential use in regenerative medicine, to treat conditions such as cerebral palsy, autism, and type 1 diabetes. This research is still in the early stages, but it is an exciting area of study with potential to improve the lives of many people.

If you are pregnant and interested in donating your baby’s cord blood, talk to your healthcare provider for more information.

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