Cord blood bankingCCord blood bankingCord blood bankingEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemHealthy living and preventionPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z10.000000000000056.0000000000000375.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about what is involved in cord blood banking after pregnancy. The benefits of cord blood banking and the costs are discussed.</p><p>Cord blood contains stem cells which useful in replacing diseased bone marrow when a person has certain types of cancer. Some parents may choose to keep their baby's cord blood in storage just in case it is ever needed.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Stem cells are cells that are immature and thus can divide and give rise to mature cells of many different types.</li> <li>The collection of stem cells from cord blood is safer, quicker and pain-free compared to harvesting cells from adult bone marrow.</li> <li>Cord blood stem cells can be kept in frozen storage throughout the baby’s life, just in case they, or another family member, ever need them.</li></ul>
Conservation du sang ombilicalCConservation du sang ombilicalCord blood bankingFrenchPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemHealthy living and preventionPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z10.000000000000056.0000000000000375.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Sachez comment le sang ombilical se conserve après la grossesse. Cette section fournit de l’information sur les avantages et les coûts associés à la conservation du sang ombilical.</p><p>Le sang de cordon contient des cellules souches qui sont utiles pour remplacer la moelle épinière malade des personnes atteintes de certains types de cancer. Certains parents peuvent choisir d’entreposer le sang de cordon de leur bébé au cas où il serait requis.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les cellules souches sont des cellules immatures qui peuvent se diviser et donner naissance à des cellules matures de plusieurs types différents.</li> <li>La collecte de cellules souches à partir de sang de cordon est plus sécuritaire, plus rapide et sans douleur comparativement à la collecte de cellules dans la moelle épinière de personnes adultes.</li> <li>Les cellules souches de sang de cordon peuvent être conservées congelées pendant toute la vie du bébé, juste au cas où il, ou un autre membre de la famille, en a besoin. </li></ul>

 

 

Cord blood banking344.000000000000Cord blood bankingCord blood bankingCEnglishPregnancyAdult (19+)BodyReproductive systemHealthy living and preventionPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-09-11T04:00:00Z10.000000000000056.0000000000000375.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about what is involved in cord blood banking after pregnancy. The benefits of cord blood banking and the costs are discussed.</p><p>Cord blood contains stem cells which useful in replacing diseased bone marrow when a person has certain types of cancer. Some parents may choose to keep their baby's cord blood in storage just in case it is ever needed.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Stem cells are cells that are immature and thus can divide and give rise to mature cells of many different types.</li> <li>The collection of stem cells from cord blood is safer, quicker and pain-free compared to harvesting cells from adult bone marrow.</li> <li>Cord blood stem cells can be kept in frozen storage throughout the baby’s life, just in case they, or another family member, ever need them.</li></ul><p>Stem cells are cells that are immature and thus can divide and give rise to mature cells of many different types. For example, the bone marrow contains blood stem cells, which are the building blocks for all the cells of the blood system. They cont​inuously replicate and develop into red and white blood cells and platelets. Stem cell transplants are useful in replacing diseased bone marrow when a person has certain types of cancer. Stem cell transplants can also help to repair bone marrow after chemotherapy or radiation treatment has ended. </p> <p>In order for an adult to donate blood stem cells, they have to go through the uncomfortable procedure of harvesting cells from their bone marrow. It can also be difficult to find a suitable bone marrow donor when one is needed, especially if the person who needs the transplant is of ethnic or mixed origin. </p> <p>In comparison, the collection of stem cells from umbilical cord blood at birth is a safe, easy, quick, and pain-free procedure. Fetuses have many stem cells in their blood; the blood in the umbilical cord, which would otherwise be discarded, can be collected. The stem cells can be isolated and preserved. </p> <p>Cord blood stem cells can be kept in frozen storage throughout the baby’s life, just in case they ever need them. Stem cells from a baby’s umbilical cord are a perfect match for the baby, and they can also be transplanted into siblings or other family members if needed. Cord blood banking can have an initial cost of up to $1000 and there is a yearly storage charge. Therefore, you and your family must consider this cost when deciding whether cord blood banking is right for your baby. </p> <p>The time to sign up for a cord blood program is before your baby is born. There are a number of companies that provide collection kits that your health-care provider can use to retrieve the umbilical cord blood. Once the blood is collected, these companies will transport the collection kit to their laboratory for processing and storage. </p> <p>Most families never need to use the umbilical cord blood that they have stored for their baby. However, having their baby’s cord blood in storage can provide parents with peace of mind and the knowledge that they are doing everything they possibly can to ensure the health of their child. </p>Cord blood banking

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