Pregnancy 32-36 Weeks

What is Cord Blood Banking? Your baby is born with a lifesaving gift: cord blood stem cells.

After a baby is born and the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut, some blood remains in the blood vessels of the placenta and the attached portion of the umbilical cord. This cord blood is rich in unique, powerful and smart stem cells that have been used in more than 30,000 transplants and in the treatment of more than 80 diseases.

Collecting and storing these stem cells gives your family access to a potentially lifesaving treatment option. However, you only have one chance to collect and store your baby’s stem cells – immediately after birth. It’s important to make a decision about storing your baby’s stem cells before the due date. You may choose to store these stem cells for your family’s private use or donate them for public use. If you choose to do nothing, your baby’s cord blood and cord tissue will be discarded as medical waste.

To learn more about cord blood stem cells and your options for storing them, visit Cord Blood Registry or call 888-CORDBLOOD ( 888-267-3256 ). With 500,000 newborn stem cells saved and counting, CBR is the #1 choice among OB/GYNs and expecting parents.

After clicking the Cord Blood Registry link you will no longer be on the WomanCare website. You will be on the website. It is your decision whether or not to provide Cord Blood Registry with your personal information. For more information visit

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