What is Cord Blood and why is it important?
Cord Blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after your baby is born and is usually discarded as medical waste. Cord Blood is a rich source of stem cells that are the building blocks of our blood and immune systems. The stem cells from the Cord Blood are a perfect match for your baby and there is a possibility that other members of your immediate family could also benefit from them.
What are the benefits of Cord Blood?
Cord Blood stem cells hold great therapeutic promise and the number of uses for Cord Blood has been increasing tremendously in the past few years, with many exciting new developments in the field. Research suggests that in the future these stem cells could be useful in the treatment of cerebral palsy, diabetes, spinal cord injury and more.
What are the future medical uses of Cord Blood?
Research in the area of regenerative medicine has begun to establish other uses of harvested stem cells, including the ability to help the body or particular organs repair themselves. Currently the patient’s own stem cells are required to enable these therapies, meaning, children with banked Cord Blood could be afforded more medical options later in life.
If you are interested in more information, please feel free to visit CReATe’s Cord Blood & Peristem Cell Bank