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blood obtained from the umbilical cord at birth

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Dubai: Stem cell-rich cord blood harvested from the umbilical cord of a newborn can treat genetic blood and other inherited disorders in people.
But that is far into the future, so be wary of some private blood banks-where storing your child's umbilical cord blood will cost you an arm and a leg-that make false promises.
The cord blood was collected and stored by ViaCord, a PerkinElmer company.
Six years ago, Fox opened the state's first cord blood bank on the campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Dubai -- The Dubai Cord Blood and Research Centre has advocated the importance of public donation of cord blood to help form a substantial registry of stem cells for the UAE.
China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: CO), said it has entered into an agreement with Cord Blood Registry regarding a strategic collaboration in China and the US.
13 October 2014 - US developer of cell-based therapeutics Cesca Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:KOOL) said Monday that it had secured a contract, under which the company will provide its cell storage, processing and consumables platform to Upstate Medical University's Upstate Cord Blood Bank, one of two public blood cord banks in New York State and one of 27 total public cord blood banks in the USA.
The 13 banks with NCBI contracts reported various practices that could increase the number of cord blood units banked at existing and new collection sites, as well as increasing the diversity of the units collected.
The stem cells in cord blood also provide a way of strengthening the immune system after cancer treatment.
THE HEALTH Ministry is set to examine how best to handle the transportation and collection of umbilical cord blood after a Turkish Cypriot woman was stopped at the Ledra Palace checkpoint carrying a frozen sample.
With the advent of cord blood banking, things got easier for patients in need of transplant.
There is growing consensus that pregnant women and families need to be made aware of all the options available in considering what to do with their child's cord blood.
The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and America's Blood Centers (ABC) announced in early March they are teaming up to educate lawmakers about the importance of stem cells and cord blood as lifesaving treatment options and the need to fully fund the nation's cord blood network.
Apart from embryos, stem cells can be extracted from bone marrow and from fat, but the best source is from the umbilical cord blood of a newborn baby - the stuff that is usually disposed of after birth, so using it is completely moral.
Getting the word out to mothers about the benefits of cord blood is critical to the success of cord blood banking, and policymakers across the country are helping to spread the news.