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What is Cord Blood
one hears a lot about cord blood and its uses and virtues from various
quarters - pamphlets in hospitals, doctors, and websites and from various
marketing sources of private cord blood banks. The first question in most
peoples mind would be What is cord blood?
Cord blood is the blood remaining in the umbilical cord of a baby after the babys birth. This blood has been found to have some special characteristics and is found to be a rich source of stem cells, which generate the blood cells in our body.
is being projected and seen as a form of insurance by saving cord blood
through banks. The general advice is that in case of a family history
of stem cell related problems, it is advisable to bank the cord blood
of your child as it might be of use. In other cases, it is every individuals
judgment of whether they want to store the cord blood or not.