The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion has declared July Cord Blood Awareness Month. The blood inside umbilical cords is rich with blood producing stem cells. These stem cells are used to treat patients with immune system diseases and the cancers leukemia and lymphoma. Cord blood has advantages over bone marrow transplants since it is easier to collect and store.
To learn more about Cord Blood click here: https://www.cordbloodbank.com/july-cord-blood-awareness-month/