A man gets “I love you” tattooed on his pen**s…
He goes home and tears his pants off, eager to show his girlfriend.
She looks at him and shakes her head saying “there you go again trying to put words in my mouth”.
What is Cord Blood and how it is stored?
When a baby is born, there is some blood stored in the placenta and umbilical cord of the child. This blood is called Cord Blood and it is collected to preserve for future use because it has stem cells. Stem cells are very efficient in treating hematopoietic and genetic disorders. These stem cells are the same as those cells which help in the development of baby’s organs, immune system, tissues etc while the baby is in mother’s womb. After the childbirth, the umbilical cord is cut and the cord blood is collected.
- The collection of the Cord Blood is a very safe process for both the mother and the baby.
- If parents want their babies Cord Blood to be saved then they ask the doctor to do so.
- Your treating doctor will attach the umbilical cord in two different places with 10 inches of space in between.
- Then, with the help of a syringe, the doctor will be able to collect approximately 40 milliliters of Cord Blood.
- The collected blood is put in a sealed bag to send it to the cord blood bank for testing and preservation.