Cord Blood Banking & Cord Tissue Banking
The umbilical cord is often thrown away as medical waste, however the blood within the umbilical cord and the surrounding tissue are packed with many types of valuable stem cells. Stem cells are unique cells with qualities that can help repair and heal the body. Through the science of cord blood banking and cord tissue banking families can collect and save, or bank, their baby's umbilical cord stem cells as an easy way to help plan for their future.
Umbilical Cord Stem Cells
Why Do Parents Bank Their Baby’s Cord Blood and Tissue?
Many parents choose to bank their baby’s cord blood and tissue stem cells for simple peace of mind, knowing they’ll have a potential medical resource available to them if ever needed. Others bank because there is a family history of a condition that can currently use cord blood stem cells in treatment. In recent years, an increasing number of parents are choosing to store cord blood and cord tissue because clinical trial research for conditions like autism and cerebral palsy.
Why Bank Cord Blood?
Cord Blood contains many types of stem cells, including hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which can produce cells that make up the blood and immune system. Here are at least three reasons to bank cord blood:
#1 Cord blood provides easy access to valuable stem cells that are in their young and pristine state.
#2 Nearly 80 diseases can use cord blood today including:
Bone marrow failure syndromes
#3 Regenerative medicine research is using cord blood for conditions like:
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Why Bank Cord Tissue?
Cord tissue is loaded mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) which are different than the HSCs found in cord blood. The qualities of MSCs have researchers excited about their potential to help conditions with no cure today. Here are at least three reasons to bank cord tissue:
#1 Cord tissue provides easy access to valuable stem cells that are in their young and pristine state.
#2 Potential use for cartilage, muscle, and nerve conditions like:
#3 Immediate biological family members could benefit from your baby’s cord tissue stem cells.
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Is Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Banking Worth It?
Take a look at what cord blood and cord tissue stem cells are are all about, how they can be used, and the benefits of banking them for your family's potential future use. We're confident you'll see just how special your baby's cord blood and tissue are:
How Does Umbilical Cord Banking Work?
Shortly after birth, when the umbilical cord is clamped and cut, the cord blood and tissue can easily be collected. The stem cells can then be extracted and cryopreserved, or ‘banked’, for years to come if they are ever needed. ViaCord's cord blood and tissue banking high-quality service is designed to be as easy and convenient as possible.
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