What is Cord Blood? 2017-08-22T11:35:39+00:00

What is umbilical cord blood?

Stem cells are truly a treasure that can potentially save the life of your baby, family member or someone who may need a life-saving transplant.

Saving Lives – Umbilical Cord BloodYour baby’s umbilical cord contains special cells that can be used in transplants to treat certain types of leukemia and other blood diseases. Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle cell, oxygen carrying blood cells, or a brain cell. These new cells have the capability to fight disease, repair bone and tissue damage and stop bleeding.

  • UCB stem cells are not the same as Embryonic stem cells. Today, cord blood stem cells are successfully being used and have been saving lives for over 20 years.

  • Donating cord blood increases the chances that patients who might benefit from stem cell transplant are able to have one quickly.

  • Cord Blood Banking is a routine process. It’s quick, easy and painless and happens after the birth of your newborn baby. So, why not “pay it forward” and help someone in need today.