Why is Baby’s Cord Blood Important & How Does It Help Others? You May Be Surprised! by Dr. Kimi Suh
If you’re pregnant, you might be getting a lot information about banking your baby’s cord blood and wondering why it’s important. Should you bank your baby's blood? Here's one reason to consider it:
The blood in a baby’s umbilical cord is rich in blood-forming stem cells similar to those in a person’s bone marrow. After Baby is born, she no longer needs this blood, but it can be used to treat other people with diseases such as leukemia. There are actually 80 diseases that can be treated with a cord blood transplant!
This is good know when deciding if banking your baby's cord blood is right for you.