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LOST MIRACLE OF BIRTH

LOST MIRACLE OF BIRTH

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Posted by Lisa Doran on March 23, 2000 at 10:15:08:

NOTED HEALTH EDITOR WRITES ABOUT UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD STORAGE

THE LOST MIRACLE OF BIRTH
By: Nancy Schirm

Nancy Schirm is a health journalist,editor and researcher who was a writer/editor for VIM & VIGOR, ONE SOURCE and other publications.

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Would it shock you to learn that the very best thing that could save the life of your baby, or a sibling, may have been thrown out in thedelivery room as useless medical waste?

A miracle of birth is lost every day in America. It is not a plot or an evil plan. The loss occurs due to a lack of knowledge about the value of the blood in the umbilical cord.

THE MIRACLE OF UMBILIAL CORD BLOOD STEM CELLS

Stem cells produce blood cells that fight infection, carry oxygen and promote healing. Blood in the umbilical cord is a rich source of stemcells. Stem cells from umbilical cord blood have been used successfully in treating leukemia, Hodgkin's disease and lymphomas. Stem cells are always a perfect match with the child from whom the umbilical cord blood was collected. They also provide no less than a 1 in 4 match forsiblings. Finding a bone marrow match can be time consuming. In Hispanic, African-American or mixed ethnic populations, finding a bone marrow match can be difficult and expensive.

COLLECTING AND PRESERVING UMBILICAL CORD STEM CELLS

Cord blood is collected after the birth of the baby. It is fast and painless without risk to the mother and child. CRYO-CELL INTERNATIONAL,INC., which has its headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, has become a
leader in the ethical collection and preservation of umbilical cord stem cells. Their mission is to educate expectant parents that they should not have their newborn's umbilical cord discarded as waste. They
are working with Lamaze groups, hospitals and doctors to make certainparents learn of their options.

CRYO-CELL's state of the art facilities provide a glimpse into the future. Their laboratories are immaculate. The public is encouraged to visit and witness the care given to each vile.

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO LEARN MORE.

If you are interested in learning more about the collection and preservation of your baby's cord blood, talk to your family physician, obstetrician or medical caregiver. You can visit the Internet at www.cryo-cell.com. CEO Dan Richard genuinely believes in what he is doing. His passion will restore your faith in the value of businessin partnership with medicine.

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