July is recognized as Cord Blood Awareness Month. This month aims to educate people about cord blood donation and storage benefits. Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta after a baby is born.

Public cord blood banking is free and will provide life-saving benefits to a family in need. Once you donate your cord blood, however, you no longer have rights to those stem cells. If your child or family member is in need of cord blood stem cells, there is no guarantee that you or children can use their own cells. With private cord blood banking, there are fees but you own the cells. Your full rights to use it are preserved, and it is always immediately available to you.”

New England Cord Blood Bank – NECBB (https://www.cordbloodbank.com/july-cord-blood-awareness-month/)

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