You might have heard that blood contained in a baby’s umbilical cord at birth can save lives. All true! It’s super rich in blood stem cells and it’s the next best thing after a living donor. Lots of patients who don’t have a good match rely on these baby cells.

Future moms should talk to their doctor to find out if their hospital has a cord blood program: What would otherwise be destroyed can save a life.

This is becoming increasingly important with the rising numbers of mixed-race babies with an uncommon genetic background.

Every new mom can give life again—but this time, without any of the pain of childbirth!


Other Questions

Worldwide donor registry?

What if I say no?

What are the odds of actually donating stem cells?

Can I give to a specific person?

How bad is it for ethnic groups?

Age restrictions? But whyyyy?

Is it going to hurt?

I’ve heard young men make better donors. Isn’t that a tad sexist?

How does donating work?

Bone marrow, stem cells, spinal cord: what’s the diff?

What diseases can be treated by stem cells?