There are many reported diseases which are now possible to treat with the help of Cord Blood. Well, cord blood is blood that remains in the placenta and in the attached umbilical cord after childbirth. Cord blood contains all the normal elements of blood – red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma. But it is also rich in hematopoietic (blood-forming) stem cells, similar to those found in bone marrow. Today, many moms are planning to bank their cord blood for future use especially when their family has history of diseases related to bone marrow transplant. Why? Because they know that this can help them in the future and placing it on private cord blood bank can help a lot. Cord blood harvesting is now popular and aside from throwing cord blood as a medical waste, it is gathered and is used effectively to treat relative diseases.
Learning more about the process and helpful use of cord blood is now easy and several websites are now dealing on information for it. Due to researchers made, cord blood happened to be useful and for sure that lots of people will find it interesting to save it. In this, collected cord blood is cryopreserved and then stored in a cord blood bank for future transplantation.