Donated cord blood has lifesaving potential

A university professor and mother of 2 describes how an umbilical cord blood transplant became her lifeline.

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Parents who choose to donate their newborn's umbilical cord blood are not affecting their baby’s health trajectory — and doing so might help save another person's life.  In this story, Alexes Harris describes how a cord-blood transplant she received at UW Medical Center enabled her to overcome a harrowing cancer prognosis. 

Read our news item to learn more about Harris' experience and cord-blood donation.

Download broadcast-ready soundbites, b-roll and a patient story about cord-blood donation featuring Harris and Dr. Sarah Prager (Obstetrics & Gynecology).

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