Umbilical cord blood is blood that remains in the placenta and in the attached umbilical cord after childbirth. It is collected because it contains stem cells which can be used to treat hematopoietic and genetic disorders.

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Cord Blood Awareness
Provides information on family banking, public donations and free programs, factsheets, legislation and US state and federal news.
Cord Blood Bank & Stem Cells
Provides an overview of cord blood and stem cell transplants, news, resources, FAQ and a list of cord blood banks around the world.
Cord Blood Banking
General discussion by Dr. Vincent Ianelli of whether or not you should bank your baby's umbilical cord blood in a private bank.
Cord Blood Banking: Donating Umbilical Cord Blood
Provides information on cord blood, its collection and storage, its use in regenerative medicine and the diseases it may be used to treat.
Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood
Aims to educate parents about cord blood medical research and the storage options. Includes details of public and private banks around the world.
Save the Cord Foundation
Nonprofit organization dedicated to providing parents with unbiased educational information regarding cord blood preservation and its life-saving qualities.
Stem Cell Research News
Provides information about the science, preservation and use of cord blood stem cells so that new parents can make informed decisions.
The Stem Cell Source
The Cord Blood Registry provides a blog about the science and usage of newborn stem cells.
Wikipedia: Cord Blood
Encyclopedia article including an overview and information on regenerative medicine, medical guidelines, legislation and controversy.
Cord Blood: Preserving a Lifeline
Collection and storage of newborns' umbilical cord blood for treatment against future disease is rising in popularity. (May 19, 1998)
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