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The Benefits of Cord Blood Banking

Cord blood is found in the placenta and the attached umbilical cord after childbirth. This valuable resource is collected because it contains stem cells, making it serve many useful medical purposes. Cord blood will often clot shortly following childbirth making quick removal essential. The collection of cord blood is a safe and painless process for both the mother and baby and can often be completed before the mother even knows it's been done. After the umbilical cord has been cut by either a physician or the father, the cord is clamped. At this point, a needle is inserted into the umbilical vein that is still attached to the placenta for collection. The needle never goes near your baby! Cord Blood...

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