1. The Power to Divide Into Specialized Cells
Lifebank is the only family bank to have pioneered the advanced technology used to preserve both placental stem cells 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 assist in the repair and regeneration of a wide variety of tissues .8
2. Placental Tissue Stem Cells Are Packed With Potential
Placental tissue is a rich source of a type of stem cell, known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), that have shown potential for use in regenerative medicine.9,10,11 Scientists discovered that MSCs are a potential tool to help regenerate damaged tissues and potentially serve as a new delivery mechanism to treat diseases. Taking advantage of the opportunity to bank placental tissue, along with cord and placental stem cells, allows you to save more unique stem cells should you need them.
Although there are currently no approved uses for placental MSCs, there are hundreds of clinical trials researching future treatments using placental MSCs for diseases including diabetes, spinal cord injuries, cartilage injuries, and ulcerative colitis.12 Lifebank has partnered in some of these trials by providing placental-derived MSCs to be used in research.