Cord Blood Stem Cells Can Treat Over 80 Life-Threatening Diseases
Did you know that cord blood stem cells have been used for 20+ years to treat over 80 life-threatening1 diseases on more than 30,0002 patients worldwide?3 Stem cell therapies may one day be first line medicine for your children.
LifebankUSA offers a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to capture the powerful cord blood stem cells unique to your child. Using your own family’s cord blood instead of a donor’s has many advantages, most importantly increasing the odds of a successful transplant.4-6
A successful stem cell transplant requires that the patient and the donor have matching human leukocyte antigen (HLA) types.7 HLA types are inherited from your parents. Private cord blood banking ensures that you have access to a 100% HLA match for that child. And through cord blood banking, your baby’s stem cells have the possibility of providing a good match for a close family member (blood relative).
Choosing the right cord blood bank for your family is an important decision. Lifebank is here to help you every step of the way. Call us at 1-877-543-3226 to find out more about cord blood banking, placenta blood banking and tissue banking.
- Parents Guide to Cord Blood. Cord Blood Encyclopedia. http://parentsguidecordblood.org/press/ Accessed June 25, 2015.
- Ballen KK, Gluckman E, Broxmeyer HE. Umbilical cord blood transplantation: the first 25 years and beyond. Blood. 2013;122:491-498.
- US Department of Health and Human Services. 2020: a new vision—a future for regenerative medicine. http://medicine.osu.edu/regenerativemedicine/documents/2020vision.pdf, Accessed June 25 2015.
- Gluckman E, Rocha V. Donor selection for unrelated cord blood transplants. Curr Opin Immunol. 2006; 18 (5):565-570.
- Schoemans H, Theunissen K, Maertens J, et al. Adult umbilical cord blood transplantation: a comprehensive review. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2006:38(2):83-93.
- Kamani N, Spellman S, Hurley CK, et al. State of the art review: HLA matching and outcome of unrelated donor umbilical cord blood transplants. Bio l Blood Marrow Transplant. 2008(1):1-6.
- Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Description of HLA. http://www.seattlecca.org/description-of-hla.cfm, Accessed June 25 2015.