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Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation Introduces New Brochure During Cord Blood Awareness Month to Address Critical Education Gap
Date:7/7/2009

erate and develop into all of the major cell types in the body. For more than 20 years, cord blood stem cells have been used in transplants to cure patients of cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, as well as blood diseases and immune disorders.

Birth is the one-time opportunity when parents can either donate their child's cord blood to a public bank, where it can be matched with patients seeking a transplant donor, or they can preserve it for their own family in a private bank. Yet only a few percent of parents in the U.S. take advantage of either option.

About Cord Blood Awareness Month

July has been designated "Cord Blood Awareness Month" by the American Hospital Association's Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) with the goal of raising awareness about newborn stem cells from umbilical cord blood. Cord Blood Awareness Month strives to empower expectant parents to make informed choices regarding their family's future health.

About Parent's Guide to Cord Blood Foundation

The mission of the Parent's Guide to Cord Blood (PGCB) Foundation is to provide parents with impartial education about cord blood medical research and cord blood storage options, as well as to conduct and publish statistical analyses on medical research or policy developments which could expand the likelihood of cord blood usage. The PGCB Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable educational organization which is supported by donations from individuals and organizations that support the Foundation's mission. All donations are fully tax-deductible.


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