Posts Tagged ‘parenting advice’
In recent years, the term “cord blood” has become a buzzword and the issue itself, a hot button item. The term refers to blood that is still in the placenta and umbilical cord after childbirth. The blood contains stem cells, which is used to fight and treat some hematopoietic and genetic disorders, such as the blood cancers leukemia and lymphoma. The decision to harvest the blood is a hard one in itself, but then there is another decision that quite possibly is the harder one: do we, as parents, go public or remain private?