Why Bank Stem Cells
While concern about diseases motivates many expecting parents to save their babies’ stem cells, there are a variety of compelling reasons to bank or donate:
- Doctor recommendation
- History of family illness
- Desire to help others (donate)
- Peace of mind
- Concern about finding a match, if needed (family bank)
Although you can use any of the cord blood banks available worldwide, you must store blood in a lab that is permitted by the regulations of the country where you will give birth.
What is Cord Blood?
Cord blood contains high concentrations of stem cells. From those cells, all new blood cells, the body’s immune system and other organ tissues develop.
What is Cord Tissue?
The umbilical cord is crucial to the life of a baby in the womb, but following delivery, it is often discarded without second glance along with other afterbirth materials that appear to have outlived their use.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are the most primitive cells that are found in bone marrow, umbilical cord and placenta blood, umbilical cord and placenta tissues, adult peripheral blood and other body tissues.
Cancers, Blood disorders, Immune disorders, Metabolic disorders.
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