Answers to Your Questions About Cord Blood Banking

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Learn all about cord blood banking. This slideshow explores: what is cord blood, cord blood banking pros and cons, cord blood banking costs and more.

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The Answers to Your Questions About Cord Blood Banking :

The Answers to Your Questions About Cord Blood Banking Learn All About C ord Blood Banking: What is Cord Blood? Cord Blood Banking Pros and Cons Cord Blood Banking Costs

If you are like most parents, you probably have a lot of questions about Cord Blood Banking:

If you are like most parents, you probably have a lot of questions about Cord Blood Banking This slideshow provides basic information to help you decide if cord blood banking is the right choice for you.

Is Cord Blood the Magic Cure All?:

Is Cord Blood the Magic Cure All? You may have heard that banking your baby’s cord blood is the magic cure all. To understand whether this is true, let’s start at the beginning.

What is Umbilical Cord Blood?:

What is Umbilical Cord Blood? Umbilical cord blood is the blood collected from the umbilical cord immediately following the birth of a child.

What is Umbilical Cord Blood? Cont. :

What is Umbilical Cord Blood? Cont. Umbilical cord blood is important because it is rich in multipotent hematopoietic "stem cells" (or blood stem cells). These cord blood stem cells produce the cellular ingredients necessary for the blood and the immune system. When the umbilical cord blood cells are transplanted into patients, they can help restore the immune and blood systems to help fight diseases and replace diseased blood.

How Do Stem Cells Work?:

How Do Stem Cells Work? The stem cells invade unhealthy bone marrow and replace it with healthy cells that create other healthy cells, which helps fight disease.

What Diseases Does Cord Blood Treat?:

What Diseases Does Cord Blood Treat? Cord blood stem cells are currently used to treat a number of different diseases, and new cord blood transplant treatments are being discovered all the time.

What Diseases Does Cord Blood Treat? Cont. :

What Diseases Does Cord Blood Treat? Cont. Stem cells from cord blood treat a variety of diseases including: Leukemias Cerebral Palsy Lymphomas Sickle Cell Anemia Platelet Abnormalities Immune Disorders Bone Marrow Cancer Other Cancers

Cord Blood Banking Pros:

Cord Blood Banking Pros You will have access to the best available match if your child ever needs it, and there will be no need to search for a suitable donor. If a family member needs a stem cell transplant in the future, there is a higher chance that your baby's cord blood will be a suitable match. The success rates of cord blood transplants using cord blood from a family member are twice that of transplants using a public donor's cord blood. You own your child's stored cord blood and decide who uses it.

Cord Blood Banking Cons:

Cord Blood Banking Cons

How Do I Choose a Cord Blood Bank?:

How Do I Choose a Cord Blood Bank? The two main factors are the bank’s accreditation and cost. Compare cord blood banks with this cord blood banking cost comparison chart .

How Much Does Cord Blood Banking Cost?:

How Much Does Cord Blood Banking Cost?

How Do I Weigh the Expense with the Knowledge I’ll Hopefully Never Have to Use it?:

How Do I Weigh the Expense with the Knowledge I’ll Hopefully Never Have to Use it? M.A.Z.E . Cord Blood Laboratories is committed to providing state-of-the-art cord blood banking at an affordable cost, enabling parents to bank their baby’s cord blood without a long-term financial commitment. Visit www.mazecordblood.com to learn more.

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