Cord Blood Shortage
GAINESVILLE - You can never put a price on life one woman who gave life to her daughter at the same time saved another person's life by donating her cord blood.
Newberry resident Tiffany Scott donated her cord blood which is located in her daughter Braelyn's umblical cord.
Scott learned about cord blood donation during her pregnancy about two months before she gave birth.
She says the reason she wanted to donate was because she wanted to help save a life.
"It's painless it's free why not do it if its going to help somebody save a life why do it its free and painless and it doesn't hurt me and it didn't aggravate the labor," Scott said.
Cord blood has stem cells that can be used for patients diagnosed with Leukemia or Lymphoma.
LIfesouth Bank officials say they have supplied 109 units for transplants and over 80 have come from North Florida Regional Medical Center.
"I thank God for the support of my family and my doctors both Miami and Gainesville," Devon Vickers said.
Devon Vickers was diagnosed with lukemia at 11 years old, it was treated but in her sophomore year of high school it came back that's when she received a cord blood transplant that saved her life.
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