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Cell Therapies for COVID-19

Cell Therapies for COVID-19

Cell Therapies for COVID-19   As scientists around the world race to create a vaccine to help fight against the global COVID-19, they have also been working tirelessly to design new alternative treatments in the interim. While experts suggest that a coronavirus...

Immune Cell Banking News

The FAQs About Immune Cells and Immune Cell Banking

The FAQs About Immune Cells and Immune Cell Banking

While immune cells are nothing new, the fields of immunotherapy and immune cell banking surrounding them have continued to grow and evolve at a rapid rate. With so many new therapies and innovations being announced, some important questions are asked and more...

COVID-19 and Immune Cells

COVID-19 and Immune Cells

Coronaviruses cover a wide variety of viruses that infect humans and animals. They include viruses as mild as the common cold all the way to deadly viruses like MERS, SARS, and COVID-19. The entire world has been altered since COVID-19 was recognized as a pandemic in...

Cord Blood Banking News

Is it Necessary to Store Cord Blood and Tissue for Each Child?

Is it Necessary to Store Cord Blood and Tissue for Each Child?

Genetic research has skyrocketed in the last several decades, and with that, so has research into using stem cells (via cord blood and tissue banking) to treat various medical conditions. As people age, sometimes there is a chance, depending on genetics and other...

How Much Does Cord Blood Banking Cost?

How Much Does Cord Blood Banking Cost?

“What is cord blood and what can cord blood banking do for my family?” Cord blood banking is a non-invasive and straightforward procedure that happens after childbirth. While the process may only take a minute or two, it can save a life down the road. For those...

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Disclaimer: The use of cord blood and immune cells is determined by the treating physician and manufacturer of the final products and is influenced by many factors, including the patient's medical condition, the characteristics of the sample, and whether the immune cells should be further modified or expanded. Cord blood has established uses in transplant medicine; however, its use in regenerative medicine is still being researched. There is no guarantee that potential medical applications being studied in the laboratory or clinical trials will become available. Cord tissue use is still in early research stages, and there is no guarantee that treatments using cord tissue will be available in the future. Cord tissue is stored whole. Additional processing prior to use will be required to extract and prepare any of the multiple cell types from cryopreserved cord tissue. Immune cells has established uses in certain blood cancer treatment; however, its use in solid cancer is still being researched. There is no guarantee that treatments being studied in the laboratory, clinical trials, or other experimental treatments will be available in the future.

HealthBanks cryopreserves immune cells that have been collected from an individual for potential future cellular therapy use. HealthBanks does not provide medical advice, treatment or care. The use of cryopreserved cells for future immunotherapies is not guaranteed. Much is yet unknown about the future of immunotherapy and the immune cells that have been cryopreserved. The use of cryopreserved cells by commercial manufacturers for CAR-T therapy production is not currently approved by the FDA. There is active research ongoing, however, there is no guarantee that your cryopreserved cells will have a future therapeutic use. Only your health care professional can help you evaluate whether your cells might be used and if so, how they might be used. HealthBanks and its shareholders, directors, officers, agents, employees, affiliates, network of providers and provider facilities, will not be liable to you or any other party for claims relating to sample collection or if your cells cannot be used, or if any harm, injury, damage or loss results from the use of your cells. For more information, please refer to HealthBanks Service Agreement.