More Parents Considering Cord Blood Banking
Cord blood banking is gaining in popularity with parents of newborns who want to provide life-saving options for those suffering from a threatening illness like leukemia or lymphoma.
When a baby is born the cord blood is removed and those stem cells help treat diseases.
Brianne Kling, M.D. and OB/GYN at Methodist Physicians Clinic Women's Center, says parents can either store their cord blood with a public storage company or can pay to have it stored for private use only.
April 19, 2012