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.