Having a child is a miraculous experience; most believe it’s the happiest day of their lives. There are a lot of things you need to know about for the birth of your child, and one thing every parent should know is the option of baby cord blood banking. At HealthBanks, we provide baby cord blood banking services, ensuring that the cord blood and tissue are saved for future use. Why is this important? Cord blood and tissue could be vital in protecting your baby from serious diseases later in life.
As a baby cord blood bank, we provide kits for safe and sterile collection which is done by the doctor or nurse right after the baby is born. Cord blood is an amazing source of stem cells, similar to the stem cells that can be found in an adult’s bone marrow. Stem cells are harvested from the umbilical cord blood which would typically be discarded after birth. These stem cells are easier to gather, and being younger cells, can replicate for a longer period of time so you can get more out of the same amount of source cells.
Cord blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma as well as the stem cells. The young stem cells that get stored by our baby cord blood bank can differentiate into specialized type of cells as well as replicate themselves which can be very helpful with treating medical conditions through transplantation or cell therapy. And since they are from the baby’s own body, they are a guaranteed match if your child needs to use those stem cells later in life. With a baby cord blood bank, you don’t need to wait for donor.
Previously, only cord blood was only stored. Now, we have learned that different type of stem cell can be harvested from cord tissue specifically which are mesenchymal stem cells (MSC.) While MSCs are still in the research and experimental phase, MSCs have shown potential for their ability to differentiate into various tissues and organ cells including cardiac, nerve, cartilage, bones, and muscle.
What can be done with your baby’s cord blood and tissue at our baby cord blood bank? The stored stem cells and tissue can be used in the future for medical issues that could come up for your child. With access to young stem cells, there are more options for treatment. With the ability to differentiate into many different types of body cells, stem cells are very versatile for therapies that help repair tissues, organs, and blood vessels.
If you have multiple children, it’s also important to store each child’s cord blood and tissue. If additional resources are needed and the child’s stored cells have been used, the blood cells or tissue from siblings make for very viable donor options.
HealthBanks is the only US-based company that offers both stem cell and immune cell banking services for families across the world. We use the latest FDA-approved state-of-the-art processing & storage technologies to ensure that the precious stem cells from your baby’s cord blood and tissue are carefully processed and preserved. HealthBanks is proud to use the AXP™ II System and the PXP™ Immune Cell Processing System for harvesting these precious cells. We also use the industry-leading BioArchive™ Cell Storage System to preserve the cells for years of safe storage.
We are invested in your family’s long-term well-being. Call us today at 1-888-379-2670 to learn about Cord Blood Banking.