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Umbilical Cord Blood

Blood samples are carried in a laboratory. (credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

Cord Blood: Part 4 – A Follow Up

For only a few precious moments following birth, there is a once in a lifetime chance to save something that is typically thrown away.

12/14/2011

A lab assistant holds a unit of blood. (credit: Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Cord Blood: Part 3 – A Statewide Alternative

Parents may not know that they have an alternative to costly private cord blood banks.

11/04/2011

A nurse examines blood samples taken from volunteers that are labelled and ready to be stored. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

Cord Blood: Part 2 – Searching For Answers

Even before a baby is born, parents face a major decision: whether or not to save their child’s umbilical cord blood.

11/03/2011

A lab technician performs a blood test. (credit: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Cord Blood: Part 1 – Understanding The Benefits

Every new parent faces an important decision: whether to store his or her child’s umbilical cord blood to possibly treat illness down the road.

11/03/2011