Your baby is born with a lifesaving gift: cord blood stem cells.
After a baby is born and the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut, some blood remains in the blood vessels of the placenta and the attached portion of the umbilical cord. This cord blood and cord tissue is rich in unique, powerful, and smart stem cells that have been used in more than 30,000 transplants. These stem cells are also being explored for their ability to treat conditions, such as cerebral palsy and autism, that currently have no cure.
Collecting and storing these stem cells gives your family access to a potentially lifesaving treatment option. However, you only have one chance to collect and store your baby’s stem cells – immediately after birth. It’s important to make a decision about storing your baby’s stem cells before the due date. You may choose to store these stem cells for your family’s private use or donate them for public use.
To learn more about saving cord blood and cord tissue stem cells for your family, visit Cord Blood Registry (cordblood.com) or call 888-CORDBLOOD (888-267-3256). With 500,000 newborn stem cell units saved and counting, CBR is the #1 choice among OB/GYNs and expecting parents.