Posted by WebMaster at December 16, 2014

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Collecting and storing the blood that comes out from your baby’s umbilical cord has become now possible. Cryobanks throughout the country freeze umbilical cord blood for future use. Many couples are donating this otherwise discarded blood for use in place of bone marrow transplants. There is usually no charge for this service. Some families prefer to bank the cord blood for their own possible future use. they are charged collection and yearly storage fees. These include families who have a history of leukemia or other cancers, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, or another disease that may require a bone marrow transplant. Minority and mixed-race families are also using this option to increase the likelihood of a match, since tissue matches are much more difficult to obtain in these instances.

Umbilical card blood contains a high level of stem cells. Fetal presentation is important to determine when the woman is pregnant because it will determine many things related to the baby’s labor. These immature cells produce the oxygen-carrying red blood cells, the white blood cells that make up the immune system, and the platelets that help blood to clot. There are many benefits to using cord blood instead of bone marrow. The concentration of stem cells is greater in cord blood than it is in bone marrow. Stem cells from the umbilical cord have not built up antibodies and rare more compatible when donated. The collection procedure is not invasive and involves no pain to the donor, as does the traditional bone marrow transplant. The collection is usually done after the cord is cut and before the placenta is delivered.

If you are interested in cord blood banking, you must contact your nearest cryobank and make arrangements prior to your due date. If there is no cryobank in your area, contact Cord Blood Registry, a company that provides the service nationwide for public donation or private storage. Another alternative is Americord Registry which is a private cord blood bank. Also, you must make sure that your caregiver is aware of your desires so that the collection will be performed.

Posted by WebMaster at November 25, 2014

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Cord blood is a unique type of blood that is present in the umbilical cord and placenta following the birth of a baby. This blood is rich in young stem cells, which can be used to treat a variety of potentially life-threatening diseases. More and more parents are realizing the benefits of storing or donating their baby’s cord blood, which is normally discarded with the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of the child.

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Posted by WebMaster at November 25, 2014

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If you want to make an investment in the future of your family’s health, then you may have decided that, following the birth of your baby, you will have the cord blood stored for the use of your child or family in the future. The stem cells in your baby’s cord blood can be frozen and stored for many years, and could save the life of your child, yourself or another family member in years to come.

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Posted by WebMaster at November 24, 2014

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Cord blood is a rich and valuable resource that is packed with young stem cells, and these can be used to treat a variety of potentially life-threatening diseases and conditions. Many parents are beginning to realize the unique opportunity that is offered to them following their baby’s birth. A simple procedure that does not affect mother or baby is used to drain the stem-cell-rich blood from the umbilical cord and placenta after birth. This cord blood can then be banked and could prove vital in years to come.

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Posted by WebMaster at November 24, 2014

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Cord blood is a rich and valuable resource that is packed with young stem cells, and these can be used to treat a variety of potentially life-threatening diseases and conditions. Many parents are beginning to realize the unique opportunity that is offered to them following their baby’s birth. A simple procedure that does not affect mother or baby is used to drain the stem-cell-rich blood from the umbilical cord and placenta after birth. This cord blood can then be banked and could prove vital in years to come.

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Posted by WebMaster at November 23, 2014

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After the birth of a baby, the umbilical cord and placenta are usually discarded. However, even after the cord has been cut, the placenta and umbilical cord retain what is known as placental blood or cord blood.

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Posted by WebMaster at November 23, 2014

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Cord blood is a rich and valuable resource that is packed with young stem cells, and these can be used to treat a variety of potentially life-threatening diseases and conditions. Many parents are beginning to realize the unique opportunity that is offered to them following their baby’s birth. A simple procedure that does not affect mother or baby is used to drain the stem-cell-rich blood from the umbilical cord and placenta after birth. This cord blood can then be banked and could prove vital in years to come.

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Posted by WebMaster at November 23, 2014

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There are a number of diseases that are already being treated through cord blood stem cell transplants. This is a procedure that is still being extensively researched and investigated, and it is likely that cord blood stem cell transplantation will become commonly used for a vast range of conditions and illnesses. However, in order for this miraculous procedure to lead the way into the future of treating many life-threatening diseases, it is essential that parents-to-be realize the importance of saving this valuable cord blood rather than allowing it to go to waste.

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Posted by WebMaster at November 22, 2014

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Following the birth of a baby, the umbilical cord and placenta are generally discarded. However, both of these are packed with valuable cord blood stem cells, which can be used in the treatment of a wide variety of diseases. In short, saving cord blood stem cells could help to save lives.

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Posted by WebMaster at November 22, 2014

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Stem cells are often referred to as the building blocks of the blood as well as of other tissues and organs in the body. These stem cells are very special compared to other cells because they have the ability to adapt. Unlike other cells within the body they are non-specific, and this means that they can ensure the reproduction and healthy growth of cells in all parts of the body rather than just in a particular area of the body.

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