What is Cord Blood Banking?
Stem cells are the building blocks of life, and your baby's umbilical cord blood is a rich source of these precious cells. With the ability to regenerate and protect the body from within, stem cells are able to develop into many different types of blood and tissue cell.
Cord blood banking is the process of collecting, processing and storing these cells for use in future stem cell therapies. Currently, stem cells found in cord blood are used in treating over 85 diseases including cancerous blood disorders such as leukaemia, and genetic blood diseases like Fanconi anaemia.
Doctors, scientists and industry experts widely believe that stem cells will play a key role in the future of regenerative medicines, and may soon provide therapies for many diseases that are currently incurable, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as the ability to develop into entire organs. Stem cells found in your baby’s cord blood are unique.
They are a perfect match for your baby and have a 25% chance of matching a sibling, so you know that should they ever be required there will be no waiting and hoping for a suitable donor, and no fear of the body rejecting the cells.
There is only one chance to bank your baby’s cord blood; the day they are born. Get in touch with us today to find out more about the benefits of cord blood banking.