The goal at the Cord Blood Center is to provide expectant mothers and families the most relevant and up-to-date information on the benefits of public umbilical cord blood. Donating cord blood is non-invasive and it can save the lives of children suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, and other cancers and blood-related disorders.
In current treatments and clinical trials, cord blood cells adapt to the host's body - more easily than any other type of cell - and repair damaged tissue. These cells speed up the body's natural healing process, while also boosting the immune system. Cord blood cells have been used in treatment for over 20 years, and new therapies are always being discovered - in the past 8 years, the list of diseases treated with cord blood has doubled.
Now, almost half of pediatric treatments around the world involve cord blood stem cells.
Once these cells are collected, they can be transplanted into a patient's body using an injection. They move through the patient's bloodstream to the damaged area, which may the brain, heart or other vital organs. After they arrive, the cells adapt into the type of cell most needed by the body, and begin multiplying, which increases the patient's healthy blood cell count.
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