cord blood transplant

Learn About The Benefits Of Cord Blood

Cord blood proves to be very beneficial for your new born baby. Cord blood is used to treat numerous diseases. Cord blood comes from umbilical cord of the new born baby and it contains some powerful stem cells. This blood is immediately collected after the birth. The doctors cut the umbilical cord to separate the baby from the mother’s body. When this umbilical cord is cut, some amount of blood comes out from that cord which is known as Cord blood. Doctors accumulate the cord blood in a collection bag after baby’s birth.

Cord blood offers numerous advantages to the transplant recipient and donor. Collecting and storing cord blood is easy and it is commonly referred to as cord blood banking. Collection of cord blood poses no risk to the baby and mother. Both of them will remain healthy. Collection of cord blood is tested to be safe for everyone. Cord blood is very much useful so instead of getting it wasted it is better to collect it and store it to provide it to the needy person.

mother and her newborn

Cord blood transplant

Cord blood transplant can be done even if the recipient and the donor are partially matched. Perfect match between the two is not required. Also, this transplant is safe in every way. Diseases and viruses are not transmitted in cord blood transplant whereas in case of normal blood transplant, the chances for transmission of virus and STDs are higher. Thus, cord blood transplant is safer from normal blood transplant.