Umbilical Cord Blood or Tissue Banking

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How can cord blood be used to help your child? What else should parents think about at birth to try to save or collect to potentially be used to treat disease or cancer?  And what exactly is “Wharton’s Jelly”? Our guests to talk about the potenitial uses for blood and tissue from the umbilical cord is Dr. Roni Bollag. Dr Bollag has a PhD in Genetics from Yale University and an MD from the Medical College of Georgia.  He is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and specialty certified in Transfusion Medicine/Blood Banking.  He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Georgia, and also serves as laboratory director for the Cord Blood Service at Xytex Cryo in Augusta, GA.  We also have Dr. James Carroll, Chief of Child Neurology at Georgia Health Sciences University and Georgia Children’s Hospital. He has been involved with clinical and laboratory research in stem cells, cerebral palsy and brain injury for many years. pregnancy, trying to conceive, fertility treatment, infertility treatment

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