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Cord blood?

i know you can donate cord blood, but what do they do with the donated blood?

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Asked by vampire2007 at 2:55 PM on Mar. 1, 2011 in Health

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  • if I remember right they store it and use it in some research or use it for ppl who it matches too like they do with organs I think double check me cause I can't remember 100%

    Answer by msh88 at 2:59 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • i never heard of donating it. i thought you just paid to store it in case your child ended up needing it later

    Answer by juliness at 4:04 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • For the transplant to be a success, stem cells taken from the cord blood must match the patient's tissue type as closely as possible. So, for patients to have the best chance of a 'match' we need to store as many cord blood donations as possible, and we can't do this without you.

    something lke what the first answerer was getting at.. don't totally understand it but I did donate my daughters cord blood

    Answer by Melissa15 at 4:48 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

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