The Hematopoietic stem cells found in cord blood can rebuild and replenish the body’s blood and immune systems. This ability has lead to their use in treating over 80 life-threatening diseases with the first cord blood transplant taking place in 1988.

Cord blood stem cells are also being researched to treat the following:

  • Autism
    (1 in 88 children are diagnosed with Autism in the United States)
  • Brain Injury
    (564,000 children treated for brain injuries in the emergency room)
  • Cerebral Palsy
    (A leading cause of childhood onset disability)
  • Type 1 Diabetes
    (15,000 children are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes every year)

A Medical Resource

When you store your baby’s cord blood, you are storing an important medical resource. As of 2014, there have been over 1 million Hematopoietic stem cell transplants and 30,000 cord blood transplants performed worldwide, and that number is increasing every day.

A Preferred Source of Stem Cells

Cord blood stem cells are incredibly easy to collect and cryogenically freeze. Alternative sources of stem cells, such as from bone marrow, require an invasive procedure whereas cord blood stem cells can be drawn from the cut umbilical cord in less than five minutes. Newborn stem cells are younger and more flexible than stem cells taken from an adult, which gives them better regenerative abilities.

Who Benefits from Cord Blood Stem Cells?

A baby using their own cord blood will always be a 100% match.

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The Facts about Cord Blood ebook.

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