Thursday, July 8, 2010

According to Jo Oliver: Cord blood cells are taken at birth, before the infant is exposed to any environmental factors. It is also advantageous because the cells are younger and smarter. Once the cord blood is re-infused into the person, the cells migrate to wherever the person is injured and immediately go to work to help repair any damaged cells or tissue.

The umbilical cord blood collection process is simple and painless for the infant. A syringe is placed in the umbilical cord that runs from mother to infant. The blood is then sent to whatever blood bank the parent has opted to use. Sadly, the collection and storage cost is still out of reach for many families. For more read: Breakthrough Cord Blood Infusion Reverses Cerebral Palsy in Chloe Levine

4 comments:

Zuzanna Musial said...

Hi Chris,
Great information, I have heard about this before. It seems very beneficial for the potential clients, patients.

Thank you for the great post!
Zuzanna

jo said...

Thank you Chris for sharing my article on your blog. It was an amazing story to me. I wanted to store Kaitlynn's and Kendall's cord blood, but was not able to afford it. I am so happy for Chloe and those that can benefit from this medical breakthrough. I just wish that cord blood collection and storage was fiscally possible for everyone! Again, thank you for sharing:)

RM said...

Yes, one of the limitations I always read about is the cost... That is why I am excited and doing my part to share about this program that was just started in mid June.... The Afford A Cord Program http://bit.ly/ceIa9w makes it possible for every family to bank their child's cord blood...

Let's get the word out & give families a peace of mind...

Parag said...

In cord blood Cerebral Palsy Treatment, stem cells that are harvested from the blood found in the umbilical cord are used. Most parents today bank the cord blood of their children after giving birth.

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