Monday, 15 February 2010

Cord Blood Donation Information.

Though about donating cord blood after the birth of your baby ? Want to know more about how to go about it ?

Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is born. It is rich in stem cells, which can help to cure many life threatening diseases.

The stem cells found in cord blood restore the function of the patient’s immune and blood producing systems. It is an alternative to using bone marrow, with the advantage of being immediately available when required.

Following the birth of a baby, the placenta and umbilical cord are usually thrown away along with these life saving stem cells.

To view the NHS Cord Blood Bank Website please click HERE.

This is a relatively new procedure, but more hospitals are to be involved in the near future.

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