The Protection Of The Umbilical Cord Lasts A Lifetime
The umbilical cord that nurtures your baby inside the womb is a rich source of stem cells: the basic building blocks of our body which have the potential to treat medical conditions. These umbilical cord stem cells can be collected at the time of birth, preserved in laboratory conditions and retrieved at the time of need. In the last 25 years, over 30,000 umbilical cord stem cell transplants have been performed around the world to treat various medical conditions including Thalassemia, Leukemia, Lymphoma and many more. These precious stem cells can only be collected at birth and hence it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Benefits of Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Banking
1. Better Outcomes: The quality and quantity of stem cells in our bodies decrease substantially with age. Therefore by collecting and preserving the umbilical cord stem cells at birth one can get access to youngest and purest cells.
2. Growing Potential in Medical Treatments: Apart from the existing potential to treat over 80 medical conditions, scientists around the world are investigating the capability of umbilical cord stem cells in treating many more conditions’ such as Type 1 Diabetes, Stroke, Heart diseases, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and so on.
3. Lifetime Benefit: Once preserved, these stem cells do not have an expiration date and can therefore be preserved for a lifetime and can be called upon anytime in the future for treatment, if the need arises.
4. Family Benefit: Your baby’s umbilical cord stem cells are not just a perfect match for your baby but also could be a potential match for its siblings.
5 Simple Steps For Preserving Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord Stem Cells
✔ How To Enroll For This?
Your will have to contact those who are professionally preserving Umbilical Cord Stem Cells. You can get some such agencies though hospital. Contact for umbilical cord banking well before the baby’s delivery due date and receive an umbilical Cord collection kit to be utilized at the time of childbirth.
✔ Collection of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells
Umbilical cord blood and tissue samples are collected by your caregiver through a simple 10-minute procedure done just after childbirth, posing no risk to the mother or baby.
✔ Transporting of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells
The collected sample should be picked up from the hospital and safely transported within 48 hours to the laboratory.
✔ Testing & Processing
Samples are tested and processed under sterile conditions at labs to isolate umbilical cord blood and tissue stem cells.
✔ How To Preserve The umbilical Cord
The umbilical Cord blood and tissue stem cells are preserved at -196’C within stainless steel cryo-preservers in a safe & Secure environment.