Cord blood, also referred to as umbilical cord blood, is the blood present in the umbilical cord and placenta before, during, and after birth of an infant.
Just like bone marrow, cord blood contains an abundant amount of stem cells which can be used to treat certain types of hemolytic, metabolic and immunologic diseases.
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Author : Diba Tillery RN, BSN, IBCLC, CPST