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How could my child use his cord blood?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
In brief: Illness in self/sib
Banking cord blood is becoming widely advertised.
Currently cord blood can be stored and used to treat about 100 rare illnesses in the donor or a brother or sister. We do not know all the ways cord blood will be used in the future, if at all. The cost of collection and storage vs the unknown future potential need to be evaluated by each family.

In brief: Illness in self/sib
Banking cord blood is becoming widely advertised.
Currently cord blood can be stored and used to treat about 100 rare illnesses in the donor or a brother or sister. We do not know all the ways cord blood will be used in the future, if at all. The cost of collection and storage vs the unknown future potential need to be evaluated by each family.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: For a future illness
Cord blood has stem cells that could be used to re-establish the blood forming capability of a child who lost that ability when high dose drugs were used to treat a cancer or leukemia.
Future research may allow us to use stem cells to form new body parts.

In brief: For a future illness
Cord blood has stem cells that could be used to re-establish the blood forming capability of a child who lost that ability when high dose drugs were used to treat a cancer or leukemia.
Future research may allow us to use stem cells to form new body parts.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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