Why You Should Save Your Baby's Cord Blood and Cord Tissue Stem Cells
Researchers and scientists all over the world are working in the field of stem cell research, to create and develop therapies that rebuild or replace damaged cells with stem cells and/or tissues grown from stem cells, in the hope of achieving major medical breakthroughs. This research offers hope to patients suffering from various cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, spinal-cord injuries, and many other disorders. Stem Cells from Umbilical Cord Blood have been used for over 20 years in FDA approved treatments of over 80 diseases. Considering the advances in research and Regenerative Medicine, that number will continue to grow exponentially.
It is important to note that research and clinical trials (in regenerative medicine) involving humans are almost exclusively conducted using the subjects’ (patients) own (autologous) stem cells, that have been harvested from umbilical cord blood, cord tissue or peripheral blood. The cord blood and cord tissue have the advantage of being very young adult stem cells that have not been exposed to damage from radiation, toxins or other forms of environmental stress, which is a possibility with peripheral blood stem cells.
Individuals who had their cord blood and tissue banked will have a definite advantage in this regard, because of their ability to participate in emerging treatments that utilize cord blood and tissue.