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    Volume is critical when collecting umbilical cord blood for transplants, regenerative research

     

    Volume is critical when collecting umbilical cord blood for transplants, regenerative research



    Cerebral palsy, Type 1 diabetes, autism — mounting evidence reveals umbilical cord blood’s promise as an effective treatment for these disorders and a host of others.

    However, most umbilical cord blood units fall short of volume to produce optimal patient outcomes. Partially the result of delayed clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord, it's a persistent supply problem that only OB/GYNs and delivery room staff can help solve.

    This supplement examines how the issue can be addressed both clinically and in conversation with parents.