What is Cord Blood?

Cord blood contains stem cells that can be used to help treat serious diseases later in one’s life.

Cord blood is the blood collected from the umbilical cord of a newborn baby where there is a rich source of stem cells. These stem cells are similar to the stem cells found in an adult’s bone marrow; however the youth of the cells makes them able to replicate themselves for a longer period of time.

Cord blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Most importantly, it contains a rich source of stem cells. These young stem cells are able to differentiate (change into other cells) and replicate themselves making cord blood stem cells the ideal choice for transplantation and disease treatment.

What can Cord Blood do?

As of today cord blood stem cells have been used to treat over 80 diseases including cancers, metabolic disorders, immune and blood related diseases. However, doctors see more potential and are currently researching the use of cord blood to treat other diseases including diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and so much more. PacifiCord prides itself on not only being there for parents to help them store their child’s cord blood, but also for participating in the research to help find treatments for diseases. Just check out all the research PacifiCord is involved in!

  • Pure
  • Regenerative
  • Easily Available
  • Transplant Ready
  • Low Rejection
  • Easier to Match

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