Banking basicsYour baby’s cord blood and tissue is an incredible valuable resource. Cord blood is the blood that is left in the umbilical cord after your baby is born. This blood and tissue contain valuable stem cells. When you decide to bank your baby’s cord blood and tissue, these stem cells are collected after the delivery and cryopreserved in a secure facility in the event your family needs them in the future.
Powerful and unique cellsYour baby’s stem cells have powerful healing capabilities. Stem cells work like a “bio-repair kit,” helping to heal and restore tissues, and replenish other cells. A single cell can replicate and become many cell types. Cryogenically freezing your newborn’s stem cells preserves them while they are young and in pure condition, so your family can access them in the future for medical therapies.
A valuable resource for today and the possibilities of tomorrowStem cells are expanding the possibilities of healthcare. Besides current therapies for cancer and blood diseases, stem cells from newborn cord blood and tissue are being studied for new treatments in regenerative and transplant medicine, including conditions like autism, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, heart defects, and diabetes. With over 80 diseases currently being treated and more being studied every day, banking your newborn’s stem cells can open doors to a world of new possibilities.