Everything You Need To Know About The Benefits of Umbilical Cord Storage

Posted by Sakshi Gupta on November 29th, 2019

If you do not know what an umbilical cord is, it is the cord which connects the baby with the mother when in the womb. There have been theories on this cord, and the benefits it contains, and since then the blood is preserved, rather than being thrown away as before. If you are new to this theory, here is what you need to know about the Umbilical cord and Umbilical cord blood bank.


The fluid which contains in the cord has a lot of stem cells in content. Stems cells basically constitute the benefits of treating cancer, blood anaemia, and a couple or bunch of immune system disorders. Fluid stored in the cord is pretty easy to collect and is known to have a huge proportion of stem cells, basically around 10 times more stem cells of the collection made from bone marrow.

Speaking of the side or negative effects, the fluid carries almost none and also gets along with the blood, unlike adult stem cells which may easily get rejected.

How can it be obtained

First thing first, the procedure is absolutely painless, both for the baby and the mother. The procedure starts when the baby is born, following which, the doctors, in order to separate the baby from the mother cut the cord. If the blood is to be stored, the umbilical cord is clamped in two corners, in such a way that only 10 inches of length stay in between the ends. A needle is then inserted, following which around 40 millilitres of blood is extracted and collected. The blood then may be sent to a lab, or to the cord blood banks.


There are three options provided for storage. You may choose to store it in public cord banks, private or commercial cord banks, or direct donation banks.

For details of the storing and other in-dept information, we suggest you dig deeper into the web and extract the information you are in need of. Based on your specific needs, choose what need to know and then hit up the web.

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