Cord Blood & Stem Cells: Waste to Future
2 minutes · 2019
In this video: Supratim Pal (nickname: Pal), Team SuperMarrow Race Across America (RAAM) 2019 Crew Member, Team Srini Race Across America (RAAM) 2017 Crew Member, Journalist and Founder of Pedal Pal.
Umbilical cords should not be medical waste, but rather, be preserved or donated to a public cord bank as umbilical cords are rich in stem cells. We have done it in India and hope millions of others will do the same.
About Cord Blood & Donating Cord Blood
For thousands of patients fighting leukemia, lymphoma and other blood diseases, a marrow or cord blood transplant may be their only cure.
Umbilical cord blood is rich with the blood-forming cells that can help these children and adults. Donating your baby’s cord blood to a public cord blood bank can help these patients get the transplant they need.
More than 25,000 patients around the world have received cord blood transplants because parents chose to donate their baby’s cord blood to public cord blood banks.
Choose the option that’s right for you:
Donate your baby’s umbilical cord blood to a public cord blood bank. The cord blood unit will be listed on the Be The Match Registry® and will be available to anyone in need.
Store your baby’s cord blood in a family cord blood bank, where it is reserved for your own family for a fee.
Save your baby’s cord blood for a biological sibling who has a medical need.
Choose to do nothing; the umbilical cord will be discarded after birth.
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