Doctors Urged to Discuss Cord Blood Donations Early in Pregnancy

October 31, 2017

(U.S. News & World Report) – A leading group of U.S. pediatricians is encouraging parents to donate to public cord blood banks after the birth of their children. The past decade has seen an increase in the use of umbilical cord blood for stem cell transplants that can save children with fatal or debilitating diseases, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a new policy statement.

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