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What are the advantages of
Cord Blood?

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What is cord blood?

When a baby is born, and after the umbilical
cord has been cut, a little blood remains in
the placenta and in the portion of the
umbilical cord attached to it

This blood is

known as cord

What does cord blood contain?

Cord blood contains

all the

elements of blood – white blood cells,
red blood cells, plasma and platelets

Cord blood also contains hematopoietic
stem cells which is similar to those found
in bone marrow. Hence cord blood can be

substitute of bone
marrow when needed

used as a

How can cord blood be used?

used to treat

Cord blood can be
a large
number of blood and immune system
Genetic or metabolic diseases can also be
treated using cord blood

Why donate cord blood?

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