Donating Cord Blood for Research

Biomedical research on cord blood will increase our knowledge about current blood stem cell transplantation practices, as well as the current processes for collecting, manufacturing and storing cord blood. In addition, stem cells obtained from cord blood are being investigated in the development of new treatments for many diseases. Such stem cell research provides hope for more safe and effective medical therapies in the future. Other biomedical research, which does not relate to stem cells, may also be undertaken with cord blood and lead to new discoveries that may improve medical care in the future.