July is Cord Blood Awareness Month
What Montgomery County Parents Need to know about Cord Blood
What is Cord Blood, and how can it treat Illness?
What Cord Blood can do for Montgomery County families
Since 1988, cord blood transplants have been used to treat over 80 diseases in hospitals around the world. Inherited blood disorders such as thalassemia and sickle cell disease can be cured by cord blood transplants.
Cord blood makes the difference in sick children and adults
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. To learn more about cord blood banking, visit Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation at https://parentsguidecordblood.org/en
“Over the past decade, clinical trials are developing therapies with cord blood and cord tissue for disorders that affect brain development in early childhood, such as cerebral palsy and autism, and other senior illnesses.“
Help spread the word about the importance of blood donations.
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