Cord Blood

Cord Blood

Umbilical cord blood is blood that remains in the placenta and in the attached umbilical cord after childbirth. Cord blood is collected because it contains stem cells, which can be used to treat hematopoietic and genetic disorders.

Read more about Cord Blood:  Definition & Collection, Regulation, Use and Applications, Research and Training, Cord Blood Harvesting, Banking Umbilical Cord Tissue, Cord Blood Banking in Canada, The UK NHS Cord Blood Bank, Medical Guidelines & Legislation, Controversy

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