Life is an incredible journey, filled with several twists and turns, joys and sorrows. Day in and day out we give our best efforts to live to the fullest, and to enhance the lives of the people around us. As parents, we want the best for our children and work tirelessly to provide them with everything they need for success. But how can we be sure we are ready for everything life might throw at us?
While there is no certain way to prepare for the unexpected, there are steps we can take to ensure a healthy life for our children and family members. Cord blood banking is a simple place to start.
A baby’s umbilical cord blood is an excellent source of stem cells that have genetic similarities to the baby’s siblings, parents, grandparents, and other members of the family. By banking your baby’s blood at the time of delivery, you are preparing for both your baby and your family’s future. If a time arises when a family member requires medical care, the cord blood may save that person’s life.
A baby’s umbilical cord blood is an excellent source of stem cells that have genetic similarities to the baby’s siblings, parents, grandparents, and other members of the family.
Stem cells are currently used to treat over 80 diseases, including diabetes, spinal cord injuries, heart disease, and cancer1. Further, there are human clinical trials taking place right now that use cord blood stem cells to test their effect on many other diseases. In the future, it is likely that there will be many more uses for these valuable cells that are available only at the time of birth.
Umbilical Cord Blood stem cells can be used to treat the whole family. The stem cells from a baby's umbilical cord blood is a 100% genetic match to baby, a 25% chance of being a perfect match to a sibling and a 50% chance of being a perfect genetic match to the parent.
Cord blood banking is easy to do and is a critical investment in your family’s future health and wellbeing. For more information on how to bank your baby’s blood, sign up for our info kit or give us a call at 866-503-6005.