Cord Blood Awareness Month
Stem cell research can be a touchy subject. There are many ethical arguments for and against, and people tend to have strong opinions regarding the controversy. For people with life-threatening medical conditions though, stem cells can be a lifesaving form of treatment and there is more than one way to obtain them. One of the sometimes overlooked methods of collection is through saving cord blood. July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month, which "strives to empower expectant parents to make an informed choice regarding their options to save their newborn's cord blood stem cells," according to the Cord Blood Registry.