Pregnancy and Cord Blood Banking
The third trimester of pregnancy is the time to learn about 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...
Jan 2022 Lisa Maxson celebrated the 10th anniversary of her double cord blood transplant in Dec. 2021. She is alive today thanks to two mothers who... more
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