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What is banking a baby's cord blood?

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It used to be thrown away at birth, but now, many parents store umbilical cord blood for the future health of their child.

SOURCES:

The Journal of Perinatal Education : "Umbilical Cord Blood: Information for Childbirth Educators."

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Committee Opinion: Umbilical Cord Blood Banking."

Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center: "Procedure for Collecting, Storing and Shipping the Cord Blood Sample."

MayoClinic.org: "What is cord blood banking -- and is it better to use a public or private facility?"

Pediatrics : "Policy statement: Cord blood banking for potential future transplantation."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 16, 2019

SOURCES:

The Journal of Perinatal Education : "Umbilical Cord Blood: Information for Childbirth Educators."

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Committee Opinion: Umbilical Cord Blood Banking."

Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center: "Procedure for Collecting, Storing and Shipping the Cord Blood Sample."

MayoClinic.org: "What is cord blood banking -- and is it better to use a public or private facility?"

Pediatrics : "Policy statement: Cord blood banking for potential future transplantation."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 16, 2019

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