"Do not throw away your baby's umbilical cord blood" is the clear message of the 2018 World Cord Blood Day
This November 15th is meant to be a day of awareness in the world about the importance that the umbilical cord can have in our lives. In the face of doubt of any mother or father, about storing the umbilical cord blood stem cells, there is an international roar that reminds us that umbilical cord blood is used today in the treatment of more than 80 diseases and could potentially be used to treat other disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Spinal Cord Injury, and even Diabetes.
Interestingly enough, misinformation is the main threat, because most of these valuable cells are discarded at the time of the birth. Therefore, this November 15, experts from around the world will meet in a virtual conference with the aim of informing about the latest advances and treatments with umbilical cord blood.
The panel has high caliber figures like Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, a world expert in umbilical cord blood transplants who participated in the first transplant performed in the world in 1988, (see agenda). Also, there will be conferences designed for future parents and professionals who are starting on the subject. Like the one led by Charis Ober, a global champion of umbilical cord blood education, the founder of Save The Cord Foundation. (Title: From Birth to Transplant, The Importance of Cord Blood Logistics & Processes).
This international call is for both government officials, communities and parents so that they do not discard an element that can save the lives of people, both in the family and outside of it through donations.
At Smart Stem Plus we join this celebration of awareness and life, where the collaboration between scientists and families is vital to combat the diseases of the future (see our article on 12 reasons to save your baby's umbilical cord blood).
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Smart Stem Plus helps protect our children from any future illnesses that may be treated with the stem cells present in umbilical cord blood. It is an international insurance policy whose protection begins where conventional health insurance ends.
Smart Stem Plus also guarantees other members of the immediate family, including parents and siblings, the possibility of using this medical resource at any time, anywhere in the world, with all expenses covered.
About the organizer of World Cord Blood Day: Save the Cord Foundation
Save the Cord Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to advance cord blood awareness, education, research and legislation, and to provide free, unbiased, factual information to expectant parents and the public surrounding the medical value and life-saving benefits of umbilical cord blood and its storage options.