What is Cord Blood?
When a baby is born, a small amount of blood gets left behind in the umbilical cord. Traditionally, this blood and the umbilical cord itself was discarded. Now, we know cord blood is an important source of stem cells.
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from cord blood can make a variety of blood cells, including red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. They have been used for over 30 years to treat disease.