What Are the Benefits of Public Cord Blood Banking? Find Out! by Dr. Kimi Suh
There are two options when deciding to bank Baby’s cord blood: private or public banking. At Loyola, we recommend public banking and so do many medical associations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Medical Association (AMA).
- Public cord banking is free and allows you to help anyone who is need of a life-saving transplant.
- Public banking also allows the blood to be used in research. There’s hopeful research that cord blood transplant could be used to treat other conditions such as Alzheimer’s, heart failure and spinal cord injuries.
Donating cord blood is a win-win. It causes no harm to Mom or Baby and could save a life.