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What are the advantages of
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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
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
number of blood and immune system
Genetic or metabolic diseases can also be
treated using cord blood
Why donate cord blood?