We reported several days ago that the number of hospitals which will begin collecting umbilical cord blood donated by maternity patients to a public bank will increase. We’re keeping track. http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/82196397.html
“The Texas Cord Blood Bank said it has started collecting umbilical cord blood from University Hospital in San Antonio. University Hospital becomes the 13th hospital in Texas to join the cord-blood program.
“Umbilical cord blood has the potential to save many lives and University Hospital is proud to be part of this program,” said George B. Hernández Jr., president and CEO of University Health System, in a statement.
The Texas Cord Blood Bank, a division of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center, said umbilical cord blood is rich in blood-making cells that can be used to treat a number of potentially fatal diseases.”