About Cord Blood
What is cord blood and why stem cells?
• Cord blood is blood obtained from your baby’s umbilical cord at birth; it is a rich source of stem cells.
• Cord blood stem cells are specialized blood-forming (hematopoietic) cells that have the ability to develop into all blood cell types, including oxygen-carrying red blood cells and disease-fighting immune cells.
• Cord blood stem cells are unique because, unlike embryonic stem cells, they are easily obtained at your baby’s birth
• Cord blood stem cells are a perfect match for your child and may also be a suitable match for a family member.1
• After birth, your baby’s cord blood is collected from the umbilical cord by the delivering physician or nurse using standard techniques and then transported to Insception Lifebank’s state-of-the-art storage facility.
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1. Copeland EA., MD. Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplantation. N Engl J Med 2006;354:1813-1826.