The omnibus public health care bill, SB 716, also included provisions requiring the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to transport collected, donated umbilical cord blood to Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. The collection sites must be designated and trained by the blood bank in how to handle the umbilical cord blood specimens. For several years the MCC has supported this proposal as a way to assist the Cardinal Glennon cord blood bank. Umbilical cord blood can be used to provide ethical alternatives in medical treatment of various health conditions.
Posted: May 16, 2014