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can someone explain this to me please

i keep hearing about banking the cord. can someone explain to me what that means? thanks ladies :)


Asked by SThompson21 at 4:31 PM on Mar. 23, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • the umbilical cord has stem cells in it. Those stem cells can be used to help cure diseases that someone whith matching dna may have (a sister or brother etc) though currently studies hav shown the chances of the babies whos cord is banked probably wont be able to use it. It is a non conterversal form of stem cell research basically but is very very very expensive considering it may never actually be needed. All they do is just draw all the remaining blood from the umbilical cord once the baby is born and then it is saved. Thats all there is too, oh that and the thousands of dollars paid to have it done

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 4:35 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • Banking the cord blood. In case in the future your child needs it. (i think)

    Answer by mamaada at 4:33 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • It means storing the baby's umbilical cord just in case. They take the umbilical cord from when you give birth and actually store it. This type of thing can come in handy later on in there is a major medical problem.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • It's something that's only found in the umbilical cord and it can be used for research or medical purposes. It's a good thing to do.

    Answer by pinkclover at 4:33 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • what are you talking about??

    Answer by SThompson21 at 4:33 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • Anons don't read the questions when answering, huh? WTH is Anon talking about? lol

    Answer by mamaada at 4:34 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • You can save the umbilical cord from your baby. with stem cell research they are coming up with ways to use the cells in it to cure diseases. I think they are frozen but not sure. It costs about $1000 or $2000 one time fee, then a yearly fee to keep it $150/yr. People save it just incase they need it in the future.

    Answer by ria7 at 4:35 PM on Mar. 23, 2009

  • thank you so much for the HELPFUL answers i got ladies :)

    Answer by SThompson21 at 4:37 PM on Mar. 23, 2009