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SC131 Unit 1 Seminar 1Maranda StewartUnit 1 Seminar SC131 Human Anatomy and Physiology IIKaplan University
SC131 Unit 1 Seminar 2I would consider banking my baby’s cord blood and tissues, because it can be used to treat a host of diseases. Cord blood is also a rich source of stem cells, and stem cells are the building blocks of the blood and immune system. Stem cells also have the ability develop into other types of cells, so they can help repair tissues, organs, and blood vessels. There's anetwork of public cord blood banks in the United States that can take your donation. Most public banks are nonprofit organizations, and all public cord blood banks must meet stringent quality standards. For a fee, a private cord blood bank will collect, process, and cryopreserve (preserve through controlled freezing) your baby's stem-cell-rich umbilical cord blood for your family's future medical use. Private cord blood banking is a way for families to save their baby's cord blood exclusively for their family (Baby Center 2009). I