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What is cord blood banking?
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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Saving cord blood
After the delivery of the baby and the cord is clamped and cut, there is residual blood left in the placenta and cord.
This blood is full of stem cells which we use to treat certain diseases. We collect this blood and the bank separates out the stem cells and keeps them in case you or your family needs them later. There is also public banking that saves the cells for anyone who needs them.

In brief: Saving cord blood
After the delivery of the baby and the cord is clamped and cut, there is residual blood left in the placenta and cord.
This blood is full of stem cells which we use to treat certain diseases. We collect this blood and the bank separates out the stem cells and keeps them in case you or your family needs them later. There is also public banking that saves the cells for anyone who needs them.
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Save umbilical blood
Cord blood banking refers to umbilical cord blood.
The umbilical cord that is attached to the placenta after a birth contains bone marrow forming stem cells that can be used to perform a stem cell transplant. Cord blood banking refers to saving these cells and freezing them for use in the future. There are cord blood banks that use donated cord blood for patients in need of a transplant.

In brief: Save umbilical blood
Cord blood banking refers to umbilical cord blood.
The umbilical cord that is attached to the placenta after a birth contains bone marrow forming stem cells that can be used to perform a stem cell transplant. Cord blood banking refers to saving these cells and freezing them for use in the future. There are cord blood banks that use donated cord blood for patients in need of a transplant.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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