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Cord Blood Banking Overview

What is Cord Blood Banking?

Cord Blood Collection at Somerset Obstetrics and Gynecology

Your baby's cord blood is a valuable source of stem cells and a natural way to protect your baby or a sibling. Cord blood stem cells are used today to treat nearly 80 diseases. And excitement is growing as the number of potential uses for newborn stem cells increase.

In its simplest terms, cord blood banking is the collection and storage of the stem cells found in your newborn's umbilical cord. Today, cord blood stem cells have been used successfully in the treatment of nearly 80 life-threatening diseases. When you bank your baby's cord blood, you are making a choice that could potentially provide a lifesaving treatment for your child or a family member.

Read more to learn about the uses of cord blood stem cells, how the process works, and why many medical professionals agree that banking your baby's cord blood today could be one of the most important decisions you make for your family. Valuable stem cells are not only found in cord blood; they're also found in the umbilical cord tissue.

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