Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs aren't the only banks who've been awash in controversy over the past few years. Scientific breakthroughs related to the lifesaving potential of collecting and storing umbilical cord blood has resulted in an explosion of a whole new industry: cord blood banking. While most medical professionals and organizations are proponents of storing the super blood, there is far from a consensus about the nature of the storage and whether it should be public or private.
Take the following quiz to test your knowledge of the important topic, and let us know where you stand on the issue.
Public or Private: How Much Do You Know About Cord Blood Banking?
What type of cells are contained in cord blood that make it such a potentially valuable treatment tool?
What is the approximate cost of private cord blood banking?
True or False: If a parent doesn't privately bank their newborn's blood, they will have no transplant options if their child gets sick.
Which of the following pediatric conditions can be treated with umbilical cord blood stem cells?
What does the American Academy of Pediatrics advise parents to do with their newborn's cord blood?