- blood from the placenta drawn through the newly severed umbilical cord, collected for study or for possible transfusion to treat disease in the child.
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Examples from the Web for cord blood
In the end, a cord-blood match was located for Giovanni, saving his life.I Saved My Son’s Life
Michael A. Guglielmo
June 16, 2011
- Blood present in the umbilical vessels at the time of delivery.
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