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Could Cord Blood Banking Help Our Family?

Do you believe that cord blood stem cells will cure leukemia?
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Hi, I have a cousin, sarah, who has leukemia. She is a little girl, only 4 years old. Currently, I am pregnant with my first child. I have heard about cord blood stem cells, which could help treat her disease. And cord blood banking. My doctor told me that I should consider banking my baby’s cord blood in hopes of curing sarah from leukemia.

I need some advice. Has anyone banked their cord blood? Are their any recommendations on which bank to use? Honestly, can the stem cells treat her disease? Do you know of any personal stories of a situation similar to this that turned out positive? Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

I want to help her out so much and if i’m in the position that I can, I will. Not only am I excited to have this baby, i’m also excited to help cure sarah.

Thank you to everyone in advance for your help.
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replied May 3rd, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Yes,it can be used for treatment of leukemia and can be stored in bank.However,HLA matching is necessary.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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