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!