What is cord blood?
Cord blood is the blood remaining in your newborn baby’s umbilical cord after he or she is born. Traditionally, cord blood is discarded as ‘medical waste’; however, scientists have shown that cord blood is rich in stem cells, the ‘master’ cells from which all other cells are derived.
The unique ability of cord blood stem cells to regenerate other cell types been used in cell therapy to regenerate the blood and immune system in the body from patients who have undergone chemotherapy.
To date, nearly 50 life-threatening diseases of the blood and immune system have been treated with cord blood stem cells.