Stem Cell Overview
Stem Cells Can Save Lives
Banking your baby's stem cells offers a unique opportunity to provide protection and security for your family. Stem cells are the building blocks of life that form many other tissues, organs, and systems in the body. Umbilical cord blood stem cells are currently used to treat many diseases, and new uses are being explored every day.
Two Ways to Protect Your Family
FamilyCord offers the ability to bank both types of umbilical cord stem cells. Cord blood and cord tissue provide different types of stem cells, so storing both gives you a greater number and variety of cell types. This may increase the potential to treat a broader range of diseases.
- Cord blood is a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which have already been used in thousands of transplants.
- Cord tissue is a source of many cell types, including mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Researchers have discovered that MSCs will play a major role in future clinical therapies using Regenerative Medicine. This research holds the promise of regenerating damaged tissues and organs by stimulating the body to heal itself.