Cord blood & cord tissue
Why store stem cells from an umbilical cord?
Collecting and storing your baby’s umbilical cord stem cells could save his/her life later on. Cord tissue is on the brink of becoming a major component of the treatment of a range of diseases that have been a mystery to the healthcare industry for a long time. Cord stem cells will remain a lifelong match for your child, giving parents the opportunity to invest in their child’s future health.
And in countries where there is no public cord stem cell bank, the likelihood of finding a matching donor is greatly reduced. Certain ethnic backgrounds, like African or Asian, can put your child at an increased risk of developing certain conditions that can be effectively treated with stem cells, so it is even more valuable to store their umbilical stem cells for the future.