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    Helping Families Learn About Cord Blood Banking

    Cord blood can be used in treatments for life-altering or even life-threatening diseases, including certain types of aggressive cancer.

    If you’re pregnant, now is the time to consider storing your child’s cord blood. The process is easy, painless and can give your family peace of mind.

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What is cord blood?

Cord blood is found in the umbilical cord and is full of young stem cells, which can be used in treatments for many different diseases and disorders. Cord blood is easily and painlessly extracted after birth.

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What is cord blood banking?

After your child is born, you can send his or her umbilical cord to be processed and stored for future use. Cord blood banks will store your child’s cord blood for as long as you like for an annual fee.

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The benefits of cord blood

The stem cells found in cord blood are highly adaptable and have powerful healing properties. Cord blood is currently approved to treat more than 80 diseases, with many other treatments being tested in clinical trials.

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How Cord Blood Banking Works

After your child is born, the umbilical cord is removed as in a normal birthing procedure. Instead of being discarded, the cord is shipped to a facility for processing. The cord blood is then frozen and stored for as long as you want.

Cord blood can be used in treatments for 80 diseases, and clinical trials are testing its efficacy for many others. Storing your child’s cord blood can give your family peace of mind for the future.

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Options for Cord Blood Banking

Public banking

Public banks accept cord blood donations from healthy mothers. Cord blood from these banks may be used by clinical researchers or to treat patients anywhere in the world.

Private banking

Private banks, also known as family banks, store your child’s cord blood for an annual fee. Cord blood stored at private banks can only be used by your family, so you never have to worry about finding a donor.