|Today’s guest post is by Charis Ober, co-founder of Save the Cord Foundation. Charis has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. She graduated from The University of Arizona with a degree in marketing and gained extensive sales and marketing experience by educating physicians, hospitals and medical staff on scientific advances and new product technology. Umbilical cord blood is a valuable, non controversial, medical resources that can be donated to treat and cure over 80 life-threatening diseases like sickle cell and blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma.Cord blood can also be donated to expand cord blood research.
Parents can privately or family bank their newborn’s cord blood and cord tissue for future regenerative medicine therapies for the child. Medical researchers and physicians are currently using autologous or the child’s same cord blood cells in clinical trial treating cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury. Privately banked cord blood can also be saved as a family medical resource for a sick sibling or family member, this is especially important if the family has a history of certain diseases that can be treated with cord blood.
Cord blood has no ethical, religious, moral or religious issues and neither mother or child is harmed in the collection. Save the Cord Foundation’s mission is to provide all expectant parents and the public with non commercial, factual information about the value of saving cord blood, so they can make their own educated decision for their family and child concerning this valuable medical resource.
There are over 3.5 mission births in the US each year, and 95% of all cord blood from these births is thrown out as medical waste. Save the Cord Foundation’s vision is to make saving cord blood the new standard of care of all newborns and birthing hospitals across our nation. Learn the facts and the public and private resources for saving cord blood at http://www.savethecordfoundation.org
Every cord saved, can save or change a life!
Saving Cord Blood as a Lifesaving Medical Resource