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cord blood

The blood contained in the umbilical cord and placenta at birth. This blood contains a rich supply of blood stem cells. These stem cells have the capacity to repopulate the bone marrow spaces and produce blood cells. Cord blood can be collected through a cord blood banking program. The collection of cord blood does not harm the baby in any way.

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Last updated on April 17th, 2023

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