You may never heard of it, but this July we are celebrating Cord Blood Awareness Month. You may asking why we are celebrating this awareness and how important the value of cord blood is. Well, for your information on this breakthrough technology, the stem cells in the cord blood are the key in treating seventy diseases, including popular ones such as leukemia, anemia, lymphoma, diabetes and cerebral palsy. In fact, about 30,000 people a year in the United States are diagnosed with a disease that can be treated with cord blood stem cells. How amazing to think of how many lives it can save.
Cryo-Cell, one of the world’s largest and most established family cord blood banks, have said that by the year 2015, there will be 10,000 cord blood transplants world-wide per year using publicly banked cord blood. You have an option though to choose between private banking and public donation, but the main objective here is to think of how great the benefit it would contribute to the field of medicine. Just think about how your little donation of umbilical cord blood can be a big help in treating diseases with stem cells provided by it.