Does It Make Sense To Bank Your Baby’s Cord Tissue? *Group 1ab The practice of banking the cord blood and cord tissue from one’s baby is a relatively new thing and it has definitely not achieved universal acceptance as of yet. Actually, it is more accurate to say that it is still not all that widely known, despite some very significant benefits to banking this tissue for possible future use. As people become more aware of the potential health benefits of cord blood and tissue, however, it is far more likely that it will become a much more accepted practice and perhaps quite popular as well. One of the advantages of banking cord blood and tissue immediately following the birth of a child is that this blood and tissue is an excellent source of stem cells. These cells, often known as the master cells of the body due to their ability to transform themselves into virtually any type of cell; and this makes stem cells the source of some very promising and innovative therapies. Even though the

Advertisements