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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...

Should I Preserve My Baby’s Stem Cells and Why?

Should I Preserve My Baby’s Stem Cells and Why?

Having a child is a life-altering decision with so many factors to consider – will you give birth at home or at a hospital? If you choose the latter, which hospital will you go to? Will you give birth naturally or through c-section? Another timely decision expecting...

Immune Cell Banking News

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...

Why You Should Bank Your Immune Cells

Why You Should Bank Your Immune Cells

The immune system is an incredible force. At this moment, there are billions of cells in your body dedicated to helping you battle diseases and heal from infections.   However, these cells do not last forever. With age, your immune cells begin to slowly deteriorate...

Cord Blood Banking News

What are the Benefits of Cord Blood and Stem Tissue Banking?

What are the Benefits of Cord Blood and Stem Tissue Banking?

There is nothing like looking down at a child that you just gave birth to (or are the proud parent of). Your heart flutters and you know that there is nothing that you will not do to protect your child. As a parent, I know this feeling well. I also know all the fears...

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...

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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.

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