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related to Stem cells affect people in serious ways, as stem cells are the primary
source of blood cells in our bodies. Stem cell related problems can cause production
of more or less blood cells in a body and can lead to various kinds of disorders.
Currently, bone marrow donations are increasing in number, but still there is a big gap between the demand and supply. Many stem cell patients have to undergo a long and agonizing wait for a matching bone marrow for transplant.
Cord blood has been found to contain many immature stem cells similar to bone marrow, which will be able to grow into any type of blood cells.
This cord blood can be stored for many years and can be used during the adulthood of the same person, or it can even be used to cure diseases for related or unrelated patients.
Cord blood related research is going on to find out the many options and cures that can be possible with a babys cord blood. For persons who decide to store their cord blood, multiple options are available.
There are many public and private cord blood banks that provide options for storing, preserving, retrieving the cord blood. Some private cord blood banks even provide options to reserve ones cord blood for private use. Normally Cord blood banks provide these kinds of options for a substantial fee.
if a family has a stem cell related disease or if the probability of the child
or someone in the family getting a stem cell related disease and hence the need
for cord blood if high, some public banks and even insurance companies provide
options to store and reserve the cord blood within the familys use for free.