Benefits of Umbilical Cord Blood
Umbilical cord blood is rich in stem cells. Stem cells are the source of platelets and the oxygen-carrying red blood cells in your bloodstream. Stem cells also give birth to the body’s immune system, which fights infections and protects the body from foreign matter. Umbilical cord preservation is important because, in principle, a single stem cell from cord blood can permanently reconstitute both the entire blood-producing and immune systems.
Umbilical Cord Blood May Save Lives
Due to advancements in science, the stem cells in preserved umbilical cord blood could eventually save lives. In healthy people, stem cells continually replenish the blood and immune system cells. However, if the blood system has been ravished by disease or by treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy, new stem cells are necessary to rebuild the body’s blood and immune systems. The stem cells in preserved umbilical cord blood represent a significant new method of rebuilding a person’s blood system.
Saving Cord Blood for Your Family’s Future
No one knows the future. We buy insurance to guard against the consequences of unforeseen events. Preserving a baby’s umbilical cord blood is a lifetime gift that every parent hopes his or her family will never have to use.
If a need arises for your baby’s umbilical cord blood stem cells, CorCell will always be there. Think of preserving your child’s cord blood with CorCell as “a potentially life-saving resource” for your family.
If you have questions about umbilical cord blood feel free to call our cord blood specialists within the U.S. at 1-888-882-CORD(2673) or internationally at 702-914-7250.