Graft versus Host Disease is a long term complication that can sometimes follow cord blood transplantation. When you look at cord blood transplantation, many factors must be considered in pursuing the cord blood transplant such as the type of disease being treated, the condition of the patient, and the availability of cord blood storage. Depending on these factors and the system in which these procedures can be performed, many of these factors will determine whether a patient will get graft versus host disease. [Read more...]
Are you one of the millions of “soon to be” parents in the world today? If you are then you must consider cord blood banking. A lot of people ask why parents to be should consider cord blood banking and there’s one simple answer. Cord blood banking can safeguard the health and well-being of your child in the future. Here’s how it goes.
While still inside the uterus, the child is actually nourished and protected by the placenta. But after a baby is delivered, the mother’s body has no need for the placenta anymore because it only serves as a temporary organ which provides oxygen and nutrients to the child. Even the doctors used to find no use of the umbilical cord and placenta after the delivery and discard them without hesitation. [Read more...]