Cord blood is presently used to treat over 80 life threatening conditions and could potentially treat cerebral palsy, autism spinal cord injury and diabetes to name a few. NOT medical waste, cord blood can be banked and used. This potent and non controversial stem cells source should not be thrown away with the placenta and umbilical cord. Good News – no political or religious issues exist. These stem cells can be used for treatment of genetic disease, immune disease and ¬†cancer. Better than bone marrow it is easier to collect and store. Giving back ones own stem cells later in life, as and ¬†when needed, insures no rejection from another person’s bone marrow stem cells. Greatest gift for children or grandchildren is to bank cord blood!