Cord blood stem cells are incredibly significant and the master cells of the body that regenerates and turns into the cells that form all of the tissues, organs, and systems in the human body. Clinically, these stem cells are used mostly to support patients suffering from hematological and immunological diseases. They also provide emerging therapeutic solutions for limited cases of diabetes or infant cerebral injuries.
A stem cell does not have any tissue-specific structure that allows it to perform special functions. It cannot work with its neighboring cell to pump blood; it cannot carry oxygen molecules through the bloodstream; and it cannot fire electrochemical signals to other cells that allow the body to move or speak. However, unspecialized stem cells can give rise to specialized cells that includes heart muscle cells, blood cells, or nerve cells.

Stem Cell Banking

Medical researchers have proved that the main source of Stem cells is Cord blood that can be extracted from the placenta after the birth of a baby. This is a simple and painless procedure and is harmless to both the mother and the baby. The umbilical cord blood can be easily collected, processed and preserved through the innovative concept of stem cell banking for future use.
Stem cells have an immense potential to treat over 75 serious ailments. It also holds the promise to treat many more critical ailments in the future. Cord Blood Banking is a golden opportunity for parents to collect and preserve the stem cells from their baby's umbilical cord within 10 minutes of delivery.
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replied September 29th, 2009
Umbilical cord preservation is really a great thing to do for your baby. This will save your baby from any life-threatening disease in future. It is an easy and painless process. The umbilical cord is extracted 5 minutes after the birth of a baby. I strongly encourage banking your child's cord blood. If you absolutely can't afford to do that, I'd recommend donating it.
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replied February 6th, 2012
We missed the chance
We just had our 2nd baby, and the hospital gave us brochures about the benefits of cord blood preservation. Unfortunately, we hadn't planned ahead for that, so we weren't able to take advantage of it at the time.

I'm still looking into this for the future, though, through info sources

-j
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