Best Decisions in Cord Blood Banking
The blood that remains in the umbilical cord after birth is rich in newborn stem cells, and additional stem cells can be found in the tissue of the umbilical cord and placenta. Once the baby is born, and even if cord clamping is delayed, it is possible to collect these cells and bank them in cryogenic storage. Parents have a choice between donating cord blood to a public bank for free, or paying a private bank to store it for their family.
Shai was a feisty little girl whose mother used her scientific background to search for the best approach to cure her cancer. Shai narrowly escaped death many times, including a recovery that even her doctors considered a miracle, yet she died at dawn on the day that she would have begun kindergarten. Her mother went on to found this website and charity in her memory. Read more...
Nov 2023 China holds about half a million cord blood donations in public banks. For over a decade, the world's largest public bank has been the Tianjin bank... more
Nov 2023 This is an early report on a paper in preparation which performs Individual Participant Data Meta-Analysis (IPDMA) with 11 studies of Cord Blood... more