IMPORTANT TIPS ABOUT CORD BLOOD BANKING
It is well known that umbilical cord is a lifeline between mother and her child. Umbilical cord blood can remain equally important if preserved. Particular stem cells that can be collected and stored can keep your child safe and cured in case of some life threatening illnesses.
Following diseases can be stopped and umbilical cord blood cells can be beneficiary in case of: breast cancer, Hodgkin disease, lymphoma,leukemia, aplastic anemia, sickle cell anemia and variety of genetic disorders and immune system disorders.
Number of cancer patients is growing by millions and it is important to know if cord blood banking will save your child. These cells come in handy and as an invisible warriors they help sick and damaged parts to renew and recuperate.
Going through unknown and for them new process parents want to know if they are helping all of their children with storing umbilical cord blood of one baby. It is 25% chance that the same blood cells can help another sibling. These cells are 100% safe for the baby that had gone through cord blood banking process and his or hers identical twin.
Some relatives or even friends can benefit from the stem cells if they are medically proven close match. One of the beauties of blood cord banking is that unknown people can help each other.
The collecting process for umbilical cord blood banking starts immediately after the delivery of the baby. It has to be done by medical stuff (physician , nurse, trained midwife).
Collecting of the cord blood is done using special sterile kit that cord partners Blood center provides for you. Collecting involves drawing cord blood from the umbilical cord after it s been clamped and cut. After collecting is done cord blood has to be sealed in a specially designed package provided by the same source. Package is then delivered to the cord blood bank's lab and there tested and processed. In testing of the cord blood it is important to determine whether it meets standards and removing of red blood cells or plasma that will not be needed in case of future transplants.
Last step is cryogenicall storing or freezing to sub zero temperatures that stops activities in blood and keep it "asleep" until it's needed by owner. Blood is stored in vinyl or plastic bag in liquid nitrogen. Mothers and babies do not feel any discomfort or pan due to umbilical cord blood collecting.