Baby Cord Blood and Stem Cell Information
Baby cord blood and stem cell inforation you might find useful.
Many people are not familiar with or know much about cord blood.
1. BLood taken from the umbilical cord
at the time of birth.
It is rich in a variety of stem cells.
Cord blood is collected after the
umbilical cord has been detached from
2. Blood from the placenta drawn through
the newly severed umbilical cord,
collected for study or for possible
transfusion to treat disease in the child.
3. Blood present in the umbilical vessels
at the time of delivery
1. A cell that upon division replaces its
own numbers and also gives rise to cells
that differentiate further into one or more
specialized types, as various B cells and
2. An unspecialized cell that gives rise
to a specific specialized cell, such as a
3. An undifferentiated cell whose daughter
cells may differentiate into other cell
types (such as blood cells).
There are now many Cord Blood Banks that
will store your baby's cord blood for you.
Also, beginning in the late 80's cord blood
stem cells have been used to treat a great
number of genetic diseases, cancers and
Your baby, or your family may never need
your baby's cord blood, but if you ever do,
and if you make storage arrangements you know
it is there.
There are also blood banks that you can
donate cord blood to.
There are at least 70 different diseases
and disorders currently treated by cord blood.
So you can see it is very much sought after
If you would like to donate cord blood
there are Cord Blood Banks accross all
American states and many countries all
around the world.
For information on
cord blood preservation
baby cord blood
cord blood use
baby cord blood and stem cell information