July 7, 2014

What is stem research and how does it affect me and my family? What is the relationship between stem cells and umbilical cord blood banking?

Stem cells are young, undeveloped cells that have the potential to become almost anything in the body. Because of this, the uses for stem cells in the body is almost limitless. There are two different types of stem cells: embryonic and adult. Stem cells found in umbilical cord blood are actually adult stem cells, even though they are in the blood of an infant. (Another source of adult stem cells is bone marrow.)

These small specialized cells work to repair and heal the body by rapidly dividing and growing to replace dead or damaged cells in the body. The stem cells can help heal damaged brain cells, blood cells, and cells in the muscle, skin and bone.

Throughout time, doctors and researchers have always worked to seek out new and better ways to treat diseases and ailments of the body. Whether it’s to make a breakthrough on a long, sought-after treatment or cure, or to improve current treatments, cord blood stem cells have been the answer in treating more than 80 different diseases.

In the past several decades, researchers have made significant progress in the study of stem cells found in umbilical cord blood. This stem cell-rich cord blood, which would normally be discarded as medical waste, can be collected by your medical care provider following birth in a quick, easy and painless way, and sent to CariCord for processing and long-term storage, ready for use when you need it.

In the past several decades, researchers have made significant progress in the study of stem cells found in umbilical cord blood. This stem cell-rich cord blood, which would normally be discarded as medical waste, can be collected by your medical care provider following birth in a quick, easy and painless way, and sent to CariCord for processing and long-term storage, ready for use when you need it.

Researchers at Clinimmune Labs, which is the parent lab for CariCord, are actively involved in the advancement of cord blood treatments in the future. You can ensure your child or other family members have options when it comes to their heath, by saving your newborn’s umbilical cord blood and banking it with CariCord.

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