Could Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Potentially Save Someone’s Life?
No one wants to think about their loved ones becoming ill but planning to protect your family of that possibility is something that everyone needs to consider. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. Cord blood banking is an important part of that plan to prepare for thousands of families every year – ensuring your precious child has their stem cells available shall they need them. Stem cell research has come a long way over the years with thousands of clinical trials underway for various treatments in orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, urology, pulmonology, cardiology, and autoimmune diseases. These trials and anecdotal case studies have seen some tremendous results and have changed the lives of countless amounts of people. If you have been considering the decision of umbilical cord stem cell banking for your family, then it is crucial to understand the working potential of stem cells.
Why can cord blood derived stem cells work as potential treatment?
You might be aware that the stem cells collected from umbilical cord blood and tissue at American Cell Technology are Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), which are the same as the type of stem cells found in adipose (fat) tissue and bone marrow. The major difference is that these cord blood and tissue derived stem cells are the youngest adult stem cells (non-embryonic, which can cause tumors) available to a human. A stem cell is essentially a cell with a blank slate of your DNA. It can replicate and differentiate into other cell types. Mesenchymal stem cells that are derived from adipose, bone marrow, and umbilical cord blood/tissue can be signaled by injured cells and home into sites of inflammation throughout the body. MSCs are immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory.
What types of conditions are currently being studied?
There are over 7,900 stem cell clinical trials underway that include metabolic disorders, lymphomas, leukemias, anemias, and many more. Most of these conditions are extremely life-threatening, especially if they are not treated appropriately. Banking your child’s stem cells from cord blood and cord tissue has the potential to change your child’s life.
Nowadays, umbilical cord banking is a widely heard of option but is often vaguely understood. American Cell Technology takes a different approach to stem cell banking, one that prioritizes the overall quantity of cells and viability (health) of the cells you’re able to retrieve from the bank should you ever need them. Our technology and techniques require much more work than an ordinary blood bank, but ensure you’ll have access to your viable cells for decades as opposed to maybe getting to use them once in the first few years of your child’s life.
The future of stem cell therapy has never looked brighter with advanced clinical trials working to establish treatments and therapies for various life-threatening conditions. Those conditions include, but are not limited to diabetes, cancer, and autoimmune disease that can severely impact quality of life.
Make your own decision.
At American Cell Technology, the premier stem cell bank located in the United States, we think it is important to be clear about the potential of stem cell treatment as medical breakthroughs advance towards treated various conditions.
For parents who decide that they do not want to bank their newborn’s stem cells privately for the sole use of their newborn child, American Cell Technology also offers adult stem cell banking for personal use. This is a great option for most adults who were not as fortunate to have their stem cells stored as many babies today. American Cell Technology treats its adult client’s cells the same way it treats their newborn Clients, offering mesenchymal stem cells for personal therapeutic or regenerative use as determine by you and by your medical professional.