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Why should we Save Cord Blood?

After the birth of a baby, the umbilical cord and placenta are generally castoff. However, both of these are crammed with valuable cord blood stem cells, which can be used in the treatment of a diverse variety of diseases. In short, saving cord blood stem cells could help to save our lives.

Conventionally, bone marrow transplantation has been used to treat many of the conditions that can also be treated with cord blood stem cells. Though, with bone marrow it is necessary to find a perfect match between the donor and the recipient. This makes it far harder to find a suitable match and increases the chances of denial. Cord blood stem cells, however, are very young and adaptable cells, and these have a far greater chance of being accepted, as they do not have to be a perfect match. 

 

The other problem with bone marrow use is that before a transplant can be considered, a suitable donor has to be found. As this donor has to provide a perfect match, it can be a very difficult and laborious to find the right person. In many cases, a transplant is required instantly, and by the time a suitable donor is found it is often too late for the patient. Cord blood stem calls, still, can be piled and anytime available when patient required .The availability of cord blood stem cells, coupled with the increased chances of receiving, it means these cells could be save many lives.

 

GVHD (Graft VS Host Disease) is a condition where the recipient’s is rejected by the transplanted stem cells or bone marrow. This is a common existence and sadly proves incurable for many. Cord blood stem cells, however, do not have to be a perfect match and therefore the risk of this elimination is intensely condensed.

 

 When we save the cord blood stem cells after the birth of yours baby it could not only help others, but could also prove dynamic to your own family in coming years. By funding these cord blood stem cells, you have the peace of mind that should any member of the family involved in a serious accident or bond with a condition that requires a stem cell transplant. 

 

Source: http://www.cordbloodcare.com/ 

Before the 34th week of your pregnancy

If you decide to donate umbilical cord blood ,talk with your doctor about your decision.

  • Firstly, you will find out where you want to donate the umbilical cord blood?

  • If your hospital collects the umbilical cord blood for donation than you will confirm that your hospital is listed.

  • If your hospital is listed than contact the public bank. If it will listed, public bank works with your hospital.

  • The cord blood bank will confirm that you will able to donate cord blood or not.

  • If there is no problem they give you a consent form to complete.

  • If any reason your hospital is not listed than you can see the Cord Blood FAQs.

  • Cord Blood FAQs will give you the options how you may be able to donate the cord blood

  • After accepted your cord blood donation to be used as part of the NM DP's research study. After the research study on cord blood transplantation it outcomes to help amend transplant results for patients.

When you are in the hospital

When you come to the hospital you tell the doctor or nurse that you are donating umbilical cord blood. After the baby birth the umbilical cord is clinched. The umbilical cord blood and placenta

is collected into the infertile bag. Than the sample of your blood, not your baby, is tested that blood is safe, not any infectious disease. After your baby's birth, within two days the cord blood unit is delivered to the public cord blood bank.

Source: http://www.cordbloodcare.com/

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