Cells Cord Blood Banking
What is Cord Blood Bank
A cord blood
bank is a place where the cord blood is stored in special bags and in
special containers where they can be stored for a long time and can be
retrieved in case of a need. Cord blood has been found out to be a rich
source of stem cells, which generate the blood cells in a human body.
These stem cells can sometime break down and can produce excess blood
cells or fewer blood cells than required.
can easily be removed after a babys birth and does not cause any
harm to the baby or the mother. The cord blood thus removed will be tested
to ensure that is of a minimum required amount to be eligible to store
in a bank.
decides to use a cord blood bank, one can use a public or private cord
blood bank. While a public cord blood bank offers most of the services
for free, in case of a private cord blood bank, the storage services are
available for a fee and the cord blood will be reserved for the donor
whenever he requires it for his treatment or for his family. In both cases
donations are free of charge.