Families have been banking stem cells to protect the future health of their children for 30 years. Despite the fact that stem cell storage can save a child from nearly 80 diseases, there is still relatively little noise around the subject, unless you’ve been told about it by your doctor. At CellSave, we want to change this. So, whether you’re pregnant, know someone who is, or just plan to have a baby in the future, we want to let you know what you can do to protect the health of your child – and we want to do it now!
There can be many reasons families choose to bank cord blood for their babies, from family history of disease to peace of mind. We’ve put together a list of the top three reasons why it’s beneficial to bank the stem cells from your babies birth, and we hope that it will help you with this important decision.
1. The healing power of cord blood stem cells today
Cord blood stems cells are currently used in the treatment of nearly 80 diseases, including a wide range of cancers, blood disorders, and genetic diseases. Since the first cord blood transplant was performed on a child with Fanconi’s anemia in 1988, over 40,000 cord blood transplants have been performed worldwide. Nearly half of all pediatric transplants worldwide now involve cord blood stem cells.
2. Immediate access to a related source of stem cells
For medical treatments of non-genetic diseases that require a stem cell match, there is no better source than your child’s own cord blood stem cells. And if a donor is needed, a family member is always the first option a physician will look to for a match. Research shows transplant outcomes are better with related cord blood donor cells compared with unrelated cord blood or bone marrow donor cells.
3. Looking ahead to the future of stem cell medicine
Researchers around the globe are exploring new uses for cord blood, cord tissue, placental tissue and cord vessel. There are hundreds of studies taking place in an effort to increase therapeutic use of these amazing cells. In fact two major clinical trials, one for cerebral palsy and another for type one diabetes, use the cord blood stem cells of the affected child in treatment. Participation in these studies is only possible because the child’s cord blood was saved with a family bank, like CellSave.
Do you have more questions on the benefits of stem cell banking? Our educational consultants are ready and waiting to assist you in ensuring a healthy future for your family, and helping you simplify the process of stem cell banking and collection. Feel free to contact us any time at 800 2796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.