MI’s response to the humanitarian crisis
Since February 2012, the Mali Initiative has been sending support and relief to refugees and internally displaced people devastated by the current political and humanitarian crisis. Whilst the fighting continues around them, children in a Mauritania refugee camp continue their education. In addition, hundreds of refugee families in the Mberra refugee camp have also been supplied with blankets and food thanks to friends of the Mali Initiative. We say thank you for making this support possible.
A Closer Look at How Cord Blood Banking Works
As an expectant parent, you may have already thoroughly researched the benefits associated with cord blood banking, and you may already be comfortable with the costs of the different types of services available. Perhaps you have even located the actual bank that you want to work with and have spoken with a representative. These are all important steps to take when you want to collect and store stem cells from your upcoming delivery. However, you may not be certain exactly how the collection or banking process works. With greater understanding over this important process, you may be ready to move forward with cord blood banking for your little one.
After you have located the right bank to use, you will need to sign up to begin the process. Typically, there are a few forms that you will be required to complete, but some banks offer an online registration system. Once you have provided your bank with all of the up-front information required to begin the process, they will send you a collection kit for cord blood banking. You simply hang onto the kit and bring it with you to the hospital when you deliver. You can hand it over to the nurse assisting you, and the nurse will ensure that the kit is properly used to collect your umbilical cord.
After your delivery, you will contact the bank for assistance getting the completed kit to the processing facility. Typically, pick-up service is provided. The cord blood banking facility will process the umbilical cord to harvest blood, tissue or both. Only the useful parts of the umbilical cord will be stored. This essentially completes the collection process, and the bank will continue to take steps to preserve the tissue and blood that you have provided to them until it is needed. When needed, the bank will provide the usable materials to your medical facility for any type of treatment that your loved one may need.
Cord blood banking from www.cellcare.com.au is a highly sophisticated and advanced process from a medical perspective and the stem cells are used to treat many conditions that currently have no other treatment or cure available. However, you can see that the collection and storage process is rather simple and easy to complete. You can work with your bank today to begin completing the registration paperwork as a first step.