A Mother's Donated Umbilical Cord Blood Is A Life Saving Gift.
Each year in the United States approximately 30,000 patients are diagnosed with a disease that can be treated with a stem cell transplant.
There are over 12,000 live births in Delaware each year.
Based on the national average, only 5% of those births will either have the umbilical cord blood privately banked or publicly donated.
The rest, 95%, will get THROWN AWAY IN THE TRASH.
How many of those 30,000 patients may have been saved by that 95% in the trash?