Placental Stem Cells

Why Banking More Cells is Better

Discover the power of placental stem cells + cord blood stem cells

Your baby’s umbilical cord and your placenta are both rich in stem cells that have life-saving potential. Collecting and banking these precious stem cells can offer your family a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take advantage of today’s treatments and ongoing developments in the field of stem cell research.

DISCOVER WHY BANKING MORE CELLS IS BETTER

Diagram of the placenta and umbilical cord

WHY STEM CELLS MATTER

Placental Stem Cells

Placental blood is richer than cord blood in stem cells that have life-saving potential.1 Placental blood also contains a type of stem cell that’s being explored for the treatment of:

  • Immune disorders2,3
  • Spinal cord injury2
  • Blood cancers3
  • Blood disorders3
  • Scarring in the lungs (Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis)4
  • Lack of oxygen to the brain at birth (Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy)5

Explore the Power of the Placenta

Location of the placenta and placental stem cells

WHY STEM CELLS MATTER

Cord Blood Banking

Banking stem cells from the umbilical cord has been the foundation for stem cell banking, with a long and proven history of life-saving treatments. Give your family’s future health maximum potential by storing powerful stem cells from the placenta along with your cord blood collection.

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Location of the umbilical cord and cord blood stem cells

PLACENTAL STEM CELLS

Pioneers in Retrieving Placental Stem Cells

You Have One Chance to Secure This Life-Saving Potential

Every stem cell banking company will tell you the more stem cells you bank, the better. But LifebankUSA is the only company to have pioneered the advanced technology to collect both placental stem cells used for today’s treatments as well as the unique placental stem cells that can be used for future medical advancements. We discovered unique stem cells that remained trapped in the blood vessels of the placenta, so we created an innovative retrieval method to collect those cells. Collecting more stem cells means that your child or a close family member (blood relative) could benefit from multiple life-saving treatments well into adulthood.

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Placental stem cells

Placental Stem Cells

Only LifebankUSA has developed a unique retrieval method to collect stem cells trapped in the blood vessels of the placenta.

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Parents who bank placental stem cells and cord blood with LifebankUSA preserve more of these unique stem cells5—the most important stem cells for rebuilding healthy blood and improving survival in transplant patients. These unique stem cells also have the potential to be used in future medical treatments as they become available.

Placental tissue

Placental Tissue

Placental tissue contains unique stem cells that are important in the field of regenerative medicine.6,7,8,9

Prepare your family for the future of medicine

Regenerative medicine is an emerging area of medicine that involves repairing damaged tissue, replacing organs, and curing disease.10,11 In numerous clinical trials, scientists are currently researching potential treatments using the unique cells found in placental tissue.

Only LifebankUSA Lets You Store the Unique Biology of the Placenta

Cord blood is used in medical advancements today

Today

Cord Blood is being used for stem cell transplants to treat many life-threatening diseases.

Placental stem cells for today and tomorrow's medical advancements

Today & Tomorrow

Placental Stem Cells are being used for stem cell transplants to treat many life-threatening diseases and is being researched in the emerging field of regenerative medicine.

Placental tissue

Future Advancements

Placental Tissue is being researched for future medical advancements.

DISCOVER THE PROMISE OF REGNERATIVE MEDICINE

The Potential of Regenerative Medicine

In Your Child's Lifetime, Stem Cells Could:

Stem cells could repair damaged tissue

Repair Damaged Tissue

Stem cells could replace organs

Replace Organs

Stem cells could cure disease

Cure Disease

Your child will grow up in a different world filled with new opportunities. One of the most exciting areas of medical advancement is regenerative medicine, a revolutionary new pillar in health care. Regenerative medicine involves repairing damaged tissue, replacing organs, and curing life-threatening diseases.10,11 Stem cell banking with LifebankUSA ensures that your child and your family are in the best position to take advantage of advancements in this groundbreaking field.

Banking the Best for the Future

Stem cells found in placental blood, placental tissue, and cord blood are the cornerstone of the exciting science of regenerative medicine. In your child’s lifetime, these stem cells may provide treatments for a number of life-threatening diseases.

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Being researched today to treat:

  • Spinal cord injury12
  • Parkinson’s disease13
  • Cerebral palsy14
  • Muscular dystrophy15
  • Stroke16
  • Autoimmune diseases2

Prepare your family for the future of medicine

ENROLL TODAY

Stem cells and regenerative medicine.

Only LifebankUSA Lets You Bank More Stem Cells & More Life-Saving Opportunities

Today

Why Bank Cord Blood?

Banking stem cells from the umbilical cord has been the foundation for stem cell banking, with a long and proven history of life-saving treatments, but only LifebankUSA offers advanced methodology and a personalized approach.

Future Advancements

Why Bank Placental Tissue?

LifebankUSA preserves your baby's placental tissue using the same steps taken to process stem cells for FDA-approved clinical trials. These stem cells have been used in hundreds of patients with serious conditions. Placental tissue banking is an important consideration for you and your family. It gives you the ability to take advantage of, and benefit from, future medical advancements as they happen.

Today & Tomorrow

Why Bank Placental Stem Cells?

Using more stem cells in a transplant has been shown to lead to higher transplant success and survival.12,13,14 Did you know that you can be better prepared to take advantage of current therapies by banking your baby’s unique stem cells that come from placental blood as well as cord blood? Stem cells found in placental blood are also part of a growing area of stem cell research that promises to lead to groundbreaking new therapies in the future.

It's a great time to be expecting.

Review our comprehensive cord blood, placental stem cells, and tissue banking options.

References
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  2. Silini AR, Cargnoni A, Magatti A, Pianta S, Parolini O. The long path of human placenta, and its derivatives, in regenerative medicine. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2015; 3:162.
  3. New York Medical College. Human Placental-Derived Stem Cell Transplantation (HPDSC). Available at: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01586455. Updated October 4, 2016. Accessed January 11, 2017.
  4. The Prince Charles Hospital. A Study to Evaluate the Potential Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (MSC in IPF). Available at: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01385644. Updated November 24, 2015. Accessed January 11, 2017.
  5. New York Medical College. Autologous Cord Blood and Human Placental Derived Stem Cells in Neonates With Severe Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy (HPDSC+HIE). Available at: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02434965. Updated October 4, 2016. Accessed January 11, 2017.
  6. Yen BL, Huang H-I, Chien C-C, Jui H-Y, Ko B-S, Yao M, Shun C-T, Yen M-I, Lee M-C, Chen, Y-C. Isolation of multipotent cells from human term placenta. Stem Cells. 2005; 23(1):3-9.
  7. Wang, Y, Zhao S. Chapter 10, Placental Tissue and Cord Blood Stem Cells. In: Granger N, Granger J, ed. Vascular Biology of the Placenta. San Rafael (CA): Morgan & Claypool Life Sciences; 2010.
  8. daSilva Meirelles L, Caplan AI, Nardi NB. In search of the in vivo identity of mesenchymal stem cells. Stem Cells. 2008; 26(9):2287-2299.
  9. Richardson SM, Hoyland JA, Mobasheri R, Csaki C, Shakibaei M, Mobasheri A. Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges for Articular Cartilage and Intervertebral Disc Tissue Engineering. J Cell Physiol. 2010; 222(1):23-32.
  10. National Institute of Health. Regenerative Medicine Fact Sheet. Available at: https://report.nih.gov/NIHfactsheets/Pdfs/RegenerativeMedicine(NIBIB).pdf. Updated October, 2010. Accessed January 20, 2017.
  11. US Department of Health and Human Services. 2020: A New Vision – A Future for Regenerative Medicine. Available at: https://medicine.osu.edu/regenerativemedicine/documents/2020vision.pdf. Published January, 2005. Accessed January 20, 2017.
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  15. Jazedje T, Secco M, Vieira NM, et al. Stem cells from umbilical cord blood do have myogenic potential, with and without differentiation induction in vitro. J Transl Med. 2009;7:6.
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  17. Gluckman E, Rocha V. Donor selection for unrelated cord blood transplants. Curr Opin Immunol. 2006;18:565-570.
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