When a baby is born, the umbilical cord is cut.
The blood left in the umbilical cord and placenta contains millions of stem cells.
These stem cells are used to treat 80 different diseases, most commonly blood conditions like leukemia, thalassemia, sickle cell anemia and TaySachs.
Cord blood stem cell transplants are not experimental – they are used around the world to treat thousands of children and adults every year.
Sadly, more than 95% of umbilical cords are discarded as medical waste. Meanwhile, thousands of people every year are searching for cord blood or bone marrow stem cells for treatment.
Let’s put cord blood stem cells into the hands of physicians and scientists so that more lives can be saved.
Please help by donating cord blood or donating funds.