1. The Power to Divide Into Specialized Cells
LifebankUSA is the only family bank to have pioneered the advanced technology used to preserve both placental blood and tissue. Placental tissue banking involves collecting and storing tissue directly from the placenta after your baby is born. Placental tissue is a rich source of a type of stem cell that has the unique capacity to regenerate into a wide variety of tissues, including bone, cartilage, and fat.1
2. Placental Tissue Stem Cells Are Packed With Potential
Placental tissue is a rich source of a type of stem cell, known as an MSC, that has shown huge potential for use in regenerative medicine.2,3,4 Scientists have already discovered that MSCs may be able to repair fractured bones and regrow damaged cartilage. Taking advantage of the opportunity to bank placental tissue, along with cord and placental blood, allows you to save more unique stem cells should you need them.
Although there are currently no approved uses for placental MSCs, there are over 50 clinical trials researching future treatments using placental MSCs for diseases including diabetes, spinal cord injuries, cartilage injuries, and ulcerative colitis.5 LifebankUSA has partnered in some of these trials by providing placenta-derived MSCs to be used in research.
Learn more about the power of the placenta, our services, and our unique approach by downloading our FREE LifebankUSA Quick Guide to stem cell banking.