What did you do with your baby's umbilical cord blood?

Lani of Hermosa Beach holds her 2-day-old daughter Adriana on Monday, Feb. 4 at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in San Pedro.
Lani of Hermosa Beach holds her 2-day-old daughter Adriana on Monday, Feb. 4 at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in San Pedro.
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The practice of keeping cord blood began in the early 2000s, as more studies surfaced about how its stem cells can be used to treat certain types of cancers, like leukemia. Medical researchers continue to explore potential uses.

Are you a new parent who has banked your child’s umbilical cord blood with a private company or donated it for public use? Are you a soon-to-be parent who’s considering it or planning for it? KPCC health care reporter Michelle Faust wants to hear from you!

We will read every response, but nothing will be published without your permission.