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. When taken from the umbilical cord, these stem cells are easier to gather, and being younger cells, they 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 (change into other cells) as well as replicate themselves, which can be very helpful with treating medical conditions, either 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.
We are a very progressive baby cord blood bank. Previously cord blood was only stored, but with access to umbilical tissue stem cells as well, a different type of cell can be stored called mesenchymal stem cells (MSC.) While cord tissue usage is still in the research and experimental phase, it has a lot of potential for its 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 clean young stem cells, there are more options for treatment, especially if traditional treatments fail or your child requires a transplant. 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, and our cell banking is viable for all members of your family. We use the latest and most premium technologies to ensure that the cells from your baby’s cord are properly processed and preserved. We use the AXP™ II System, BioArchive™ Storage System, and the MCASS™ Immune Cell Processing System for high quality processing and years of safe, uninterrupted, storage.
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