Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord as well as placenta after your baby is born. It’s cord blood that brings powerful nutrients and oxygen to your baby as she grows. This blood is rich in hematopoietic stem cells. Cord blood stems cells are the building blocks of your baby’s blood and immune system. Storing your baby’s cord blood provides you a perfect match and assures you access to this medical opportunity if needed to treat or cure a variety of diseases and conditions.
What makes these stem cells so valuable is their ability to regenerate red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Stem cells from cord blood are intelligent, powerful, and unique. Cord blood stem cells are intelligent because they have the ability to find the other cells in the body that need assistance. Cord blood stem cells are powerful as they are more efficient at reproducing a blood and immune system than other sources of stem cells. And cord blood stem cells are a unique match to your baby’s own blood and immune system.
It’s important to point out that these cells are unique from embryonic stem cells that have received so much negative press over the past 15-years. No controversy exists in the case of cord blood stem cell collection, as these stem cells are collected after the delivery of your baby. What’s best is that collecting this stem cell-rich blood is remarkably easy and places no risk on the mother or baby.