In recent times, harvesting the umbilical cord blood just after birth, has been popular as a guarantee of health for the child. What is / are principle(s) behind this?
1. Umbilical cord blood contains stem cells which can be used to treat hematopoietic and genetic disorders
2. Umbilical cord blood is a better source of stem cells than placenta
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