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Why Save Stem Cells?

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Reasons to Save Your Baby's Stem Cells

Stem cell storage from a newborn’s umbilical cord and cord blood is increasing among families. We at Cryo-Save offer family storage for the following reasons:

  • Stem cells stored at birth are considered “younger” and better quality stem cells than those collected from the body later in life. Cord blood stem cells provide a promising and potentially more superior juvenescent cell source.
  • Autologous matching is guaranteed.
  • Siblings could benefit from the same sample: they have a one-in-four chance for a perfect match and even more when considering transplantation using partially mismatched donors.
  • After banking cord blood, the sample is immediately available.
  • The sample remains the property of the child under the guardianship of the parents.
  • Umbilical cord blood is an accepted source of stem cells that has already been used to treat essentially all malignant and nonmalignant diseases that can be treated by bone marrow (BM) transplantation.4
  • The mesenchymal stem cells found in the cord tissue are promising in the field of cell therapy and tissue regeneration.5

Stem cells are too valuable to be discarded

Nowadays, an estimated 90% to 95% of cord blood is discarded after birth. Cryo-Save is convinced that cord blood storage is essential and cord tissue should be saved, either with a family private cord blood bank or made available for public use or research. We firmly believe that these important cells should not be discarded.