Stem cells are found throughout the body, but especially in the umbilical cord. The stem cells found in cord blood are particularly versatile and are collected using a straightforward technique.
Research on stem cells is advancing knowledge about how an organism develops from a single cell and how healthy cells replace damaged cells in adult organisms.
This promising area of science is also leading scientists to investigate the possibility of cell-based therapies to treat disease.
Umbilical cord blood is invaluable because it contains a high concentration of stem cells. The obstetrician collects the cord blood during the delivery of the baby. The collection process is painless, non-invasive and completely safe for both the mother and child. Once it has been screened and processed, the cord blood is frozen and stored at extreme negative temperatures.
Our partner’s state-of-the art facility enables parents to store stem cells from their infant’s umbilical cords for possible usage in treating future illnesses. The cord blood may also be suitable for the treatment of other family members.
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