Quite often, stem cells have been referred to as the building blocks of life’ as stem cells can develop into many different types of cells, for example red blood cells or other specific body tissue, and are therefore capable of treating specific diseases.
The term Cord Blood, is used to refer to blood which has been taken from the placenta and umbilical cord after delivery. Until recently cord blood was routinely discarded as waste, however cord blood contains stem cells which can be frozen for future use in medical procedures including transplantation of stem cells and regenerative medicine.
Cord Blood Banking has grown in popularity in recent years, leading to storage banks setting up and existing ones expanding
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