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There’s only one opportunity to save your baby’s stem cells for the future...
As an expectant parent, your baby’s health means everything. Right now, he or she is protected in the womb and will soon enter the world. There is a lot to think about and prepare for, but an invaluable step you can take when your child is born is to preserve his/her stem-cell rich cord and placenta blood. The ability of stem cells to save lives via cord blood banking has proven successful for replacing abnormal or diseased cells, and treating life-threatening blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. In fact, since 1988 stem cell transplants have been used to treat some 80 diseases.
When you bank with LifebankUSA, we include tissue banking (tissue from the placenta) for free.* Placental tissue contains mesenchymal cells (MSCs) and MSC-like cells. While stem cells found in cord blood and placenta blood have been used to successfully treat patients, there are currently no approved uses for stem cells derived from the umbilical cord or placenta tissue. Possible therapeutic applications are in early research stages and LifebankUSA's parent company is actively involved in their development. LifebankUSA will store the placenta tissue for you as part of our complete banking package using our cryogenic tanks for long-term preservation. In the event your baby's tissue cells are ever needed for future therapies, the tissue may then be processed and cultured using available technology at that time.† Tissue banking is just one more layer of protection and peace of mind offered by LifebankUSA.
*Storage fees apply after the first year.
†Clients will be responsible for the cost of shipping the tissue and any culturing or expansion of the cells.
My thoughts: I have to admit that when I was pregnant with my three boys, cord blood banking was never mentioned to me. I remember seeing a pamphlet on it somewhere, but other than that I really did not know much about it. However, when LifebankUSA contacted me to write a post, I have to admit cord blood banking started to intrigue me. I definitely think that it is something that should be researched when you are starting a family.