First things first: What exactly is cord-blood banking?
“This is when cord blood is collected from your child’s umbilical cord once it has been clamped and cut between mother and baby,” says Dr. Ashish Munjal, CEO of Cryovivo Singapore.
The stem cells in cord blood are primarily responsible for replenishing blood and regenerating the immune system. Additionally, explains Dr. Munjal, these cells are biologically younger than mature adult stem cells, which make them more effective when treating certain diseases.
Here's what you should know about it.