Peace of mind
Cord blood stem cells are currently being used to treat nearly 80 life-threatening diseases. These diseases include certain cancers, bone marrow failure syndromes, immunodeficiencies, blood disorders, and metabolic disorders. With developments in the fledgling field of regenerative medicine, that number will continue to grow rapidly as there are numerous on-going clinical trials using cord blood to treat a variety of different conditions.
Cord blood banking is the safest way to store your baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells for exclusive and immediate use by your child or immediate family members in case a medical need arise in the future.
Finding a Genetic Match
In cord blood, finding a genetic match from a public stem cell bank for individuals of any race, especially those that come from certain mixed ethnicities, such as African Americans, Asians, Hispanics and Native Americans can be quite challenging or next to impossible; therefore, having your own stem cells stored for future use has become increasingly important.
- Match for Donor/Child 100%
- Match for Parent 50%
- Match for Sibling 25%
What are the benefits of Cord Blood Banking?
- Cord blood collection is easy and poses no harm to the newborn or the mother.
- Cord blood is collected in advance, prior to the development of any disease.
- Continued research in cord blood stem cells is demonstrating potential treat to diseases that were once untreatable, such as brain injuries and juvenile diabetes.
- Cord blood transplants are associated with a lower incidence of GVHD (Graft-versus-host disease). This is due to the fact that immune cells, T-cells, are not mature in cord blood. Hence, they are less likely to attack the recipient, if that recipient is different than the donor.
- The stem cells from the umbilical cord blood can be used for the baby and potentially, for siblings and other family members.