Stem Cells: Baby Cord Blood Is Excellent Source
Baby cord blood is an excellent source for stem cells and the majority of birthing parents allow their umbilical and placental cord blood to be disposed of. The reason for this, most often, is an ignorance of available options, or the lack of funds for family bank storage. Regardless, there are a plethora of resources available to birthing parents that allow these valuable stem cells to be preserved.
What are stem cells? The Mayo clinic’s definition: “Stem cells are the raw material in the body that can generate other cells. In the lab, these cells divide to form daughter cells, which morph either into new stem cells or other specialized cells with specific functions, like brain or blood cells. This ability to create new cell types is specific to stem cells.”
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