What are umbilical cord stem cells?
The umbilical cord blood is important because it provides nutrition for your baby in the womb. After birth, the umbilical cord is carefully clamped and cut in the hospital with no harm or pain to mother or baby. The cord blood is then delivered to our quality lab where the stem cells are extracted and stored in liquid nitrogen. These stem cells can provide protection throughout your child's entire life.
What are the medical benefits for your child?
- Cord blood contains valuable active stem cells that have remarkable healing capabilities
- Baby’s preserved stem cells can be modified into other cells to treat numerous diseases
- The newborn baby’s stem cells are a perfect match for the rest of your baby’s life
- These stem cells could possibly be used for siblings or other family members
The stem cells available in the cord blood could help rebuild a healthy immune system damaged by disease. These stem cells are currently being used to treat dozens of serious medical issues such as; blood, immune, and several types of cancer.
Unfortunately, without the knowledge of all the above benefits over one million newborn baby’s umbilical cords are being discarded as medical waste. Therefore Affordable Cord Care’s mission is dedicated to providing an option to all expecting parents to protect their newborn baby at the lowest coast available.
The American Pregnancy Association is honored to have Affordable Cord Care as a supporter of the mission and the families turning to APA for help. Please visit their website if you would like to know more about cord blood stem cell preservation.