Cord blood & cord tissue
What is stem cell banking?
Cord blood for stem cell storage can be extracted from the umbilical cord and/or placenta after birth, or taken from early embryos or amniotic fluid. It is also possible to take stem cells from adults.
Both public and private stem cell banks are regulated by strict rules in many countries in order to manage methods of extraction, storage and use. Stem cell treatments are being developed by researchers and medics around the world and it is likely that in the future they will be offered as treatment for an even larger range of diseases.
Trusting your baby’s stem cells to a stem cell bank gives you the ultimate protection against future medical issues, not only for your baby as they grow into an adult, but also for others in your family. It is possible for stem cells to be held in stem cell storage facilities in separate samples, so that they can be used multiple times.