Canadian National Cord Blood Bank


LaurenBlair
on Mar 14, 2011 @ 11:50 am

Last week we started talking about donating your baby’s umbilical cord blood. Today, CBC.com is reporting that Canada's first national umbilical cord blood bank is expected to get underway in 2013 with $48 million in government funding through this decade. This is great news because so far it has been the provinces responsibility to bank and administrate the donations.

The report goes on to say that:
It is estimated about 70 per cent of patients who require a stem cell transplant must look outside their families for a match and have the best chance of finding it within their own ethnic group. A national, public umbilical cord blood bank will improve the chance of finding high-quality cord blood for patients, according to Canadian Blood Services (CBS), which will develop and manage the cord blood bank.

Such great news! What do you guys think?
 


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