Here is a comprehensive website written for parents wanting information on cord blood banking.
It contains a list of diseases that cord blood has been successful in treating. It seems like such a win – win solution. Cord blood in the past has just been a disposable resource. Typically it is just thrown away. But now with the new legislation passed in the house of representatives, a national registry will be established to track the cord blood on hand and provide much needed therapies and research for people with various diseases.
And for some real people with real success stories read this! You will be encouraged!
- Jennifer Lahl, MA, BSN, RN, is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has three times addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.