US Map of Cord Blood Donation Sites

According to a press release, “In connection with Cord Blood Awareness month, Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood Foundation, the leading online resource educating parents about their cord blood storage options, has announced the first in a series of new tools and resources being made available to parents on its revised website: the nation’s first searchable map of cord blood donation sites throughout the U.S.”

Cord blood donations have great medical potential that most mothers do not realize. The press release notes, “Once routinely discarded during the birth process, a newborn’s umbilical cord blood contains non-controversial and potentially life-saving stem cells that can be collected and stored for future medical use. But despite their proven uses and vast medical potential, published data shows that three out of four mothers consider themselves only ‘minimally informed’ about cord blood banking.”

Source: PR Newswire

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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