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when you save the cord blood.. is it true you can use that for siblings also??


Asked by krazyash023 at 1:51 PM on Jan. 28, 2009 in Health

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  • It can be used for other family members if they are a match. I originally understood it can't be used by the child it came from, but apparently that is not always the case, depending on the disease being treated.

    Answer by AussieMum2 at 3:27 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • I was told that cord blood can be used for anyone in the family whose a match. It can't be used for the child who the blood came from. Weird.

    Answer by amethystrse at 1:56 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • When I had my 2nd the Dr. told me there was no need to store more cord blood since we already had my 1st child's.

    Answer by gramsmom at 2:00 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • That's what I've heard.

    Answer by lilbit837 at 2:10 PM on Jan. 28, 2009

  • Here in Michigan, we can donate our cord blood to a registry so if someone (anyone) needs it they can use a blood band.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Jan. 28, 2009