May 06, 2015

Dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can lead to dysfunction of the retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE), which can lead to blindness. Therefore, patients who are affected by this retinal disorder could benefit from a stem cell transplantation strategy. It is possible that these cells could be created from cord blood, which is another reason to choose umbilical cord blood banking during your stages of pregnancy. An effective treatment for RPE does not currently exist, which is why scientists are pursuing stem cell research in this area.

Stem cells derived from cord blood that were collected at the birth of a child after the decision was made to collect the cord blood during the mother’s pregnancy stages could be used to treat RPE, as well as 80+ additional diseases. Cord blood stem cells can be used for anemia treatment, cancer treatment, leukemia treatment, and more. Because stem cell research is continually expanding, there will likely be countless more diseases that cord blood can treat within the next decade. This is why cord blood banking should be considered during a mothers stages of pregnancy. The decision to save and store your child’s cord blood in CariCord’s secure facility can only be made during one of your pregnancy stages, because umbilical cord blood must be collected at the birth of a child. Even if the cord blood may not seem useful now, it could play a vital role in the life of your child later.

If there is a history of disease in your family, then umbilical cord blood banking may play an even more crucial role in the life of your child. So, no matter which of your pregnancy stages you are in, it is important to consider the potential of cord blood to treat or cure a genetic disease that your child could develop. This is a decision that you only have one opportunity to make, and CariCord is here to help you make an informed decision. Contact us today by phone, email, or live chat. We’d love to discuss how private cord blood banking could be of great benefit to your family.

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