Umbilical Cord Blood Banks: Ethical Provision of Stem Cells

Ethical Provision Of Stem Cells  Bank a New Baby’s Life-Saving Cord Blood – less than 100cc of frozen blood taken from the umbilical cord of a newborn baby contains the stem cells that could not only save the life of the baby during his lifetime, but could also save the life of a close family member. [Pioneer Press, 5/23/02] Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells may be saved in private or public banks. The Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act, passed and signed into law in December 2005 has already greatly expanded adult and cord blood stem cell research and patient treatments. The National Marrow Donor Program maintains a Web page on donating cord blood at http://www.marrow.org/NMDP/cord_blood_bank_list.html, and International Cord Blood Society  http://www.cordblood.org/public/insights   http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/faqs.asp There are a growing number of cord blood banking and research facilities: The Cord Blood Donor Fdn – www.cordblooddonor.org The Cord Blood Registry – www.cordblood.com International Cord Blood Society — www.cordblood.org National Marrow Donor Program — www.marrow.org  Bone Marrow Foundation — www.bonemarrow.org Viacord – www.viacord.com Coalition of Americans for Ethical Research – www.stemcellresearch.org ** ** This website is not recommending these institutions, but simply making you aware of their existence so that you can do your own research and reach your own conclusions. [This list is provided at this website for your information; as noted above, these institutions are not recommended by this website, but are listed simply to note their existence.] www.stemcellresearch.org/petition www.grassfire.net/103/stemcell.asp. Information to send to your legislators or other individuals can be found at www.stemcellresearch.org.   CONGRESS PASSES $300 MILLION+ CORD BLOOD STEM CELL BILL – PRES BUSH SIGNS. The Smith-Stupak bill passed the...