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What is umbilical cord blood?

Umbilical cord blood - the blood that remains in the umbilical cord of the newborn after cutting the umbilical cord. It is a rich source of unique stem cells that can be used for medical purposes.

Experts consider cord blood to be the most convenient, safe - practically universal source of stem cells, because it has amazing properties. Passing through the vessels of the umbilical cord, cord blood provides a future baby with oxygen and essential nutrients. There is a great number of biologically active substances and stem cells of different species in high concentration in umbilical cord blood.

Formerly, cord blood was disposed of with the umbilical cord immediately after delivery. But today, parents around the world increasingly prefer to store stem cells from umbilical cord blood, realising that at the moment of childbirth they have an unique opportunity to provide a personal reserve for their baby.