Cord blood banking has been around for nearly a decade. Cord blood banking, the process of collecting and preserving blood from the umbilical cord at birth, is estimated to be able to help 1 in 200,000. The greatest hope, though, is for the future and the possibilities preserved cord blood and stem cells may have in the future.
If you’ve ever wondered how cord blood is collected, as most expectant parents have, this video provides great information on how it works.
For more information, check out this article on how cord blood banking works.