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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cord Blood Awareness

Cord Blood is blod that is drawn from the umbilical cord and the placenta after a baby is born. In the past this material was discarded as medical waste. Recently it was proven that cord blood contains stem cells that can be frozen for later use in medical therapies such as stem cell transplantation or regenrative medicine. 

The stem cells in cord blod can be grown into blood and immune stystem cells, as well as other types of cells. These cells can be used to boost immune system cells or transplanted into patients who need a transplant blood forming stem cells that will help a number of illnesses including leukemia. There is current on going test to see what other medical issues cord blod can help 


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