Southern Cord™ is a private cord blood banking service established to make cord blood banking affordable, as well as to educate expectant families on the potential benefits of banking their child’s cord blood. Cord blood is the blood remaining in the umbilical cord and placenta of a newborn baby, following delivery. Close to 80 diseases and disorders are currently treatable with stem cells from a baby’s cord blood. Some of these diseases and disorders include cancers, bone marrow failure disorders, blood disorders, hemoglobinopathies, metabolic disorders and immunodeficiencies.