Storing stems cells is an important decision. So is choosing the right stem cell bank and service to protect you, your baby and your family should the need arise. Cryo-Cell offers a number of options to discuss with your doctor. 

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking

Umbilical cord blood is the blood that remains in the vein of the umbilical cord and placenta at the time of birth. Cord blood is rich in hematopoietic stem cells, which give rise to all the other blood cells and is the foundation of our bodies’ immune system.  Cord blood stem cells have been used to treat nearly 80 diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma, anemia, and congenital gene deficiencies. Cryo-Cell’s umbilical cord blood banking service processes and cryogenically preserves these cells for potential therapeutic use.

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Umbilical Cord Tissue Banking

Cryo-Cell also offers umbilical cord tissue banking service. The umbilical cord itself is a rich source of stem cells termed mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Mesenchymal stem cells have many unique functions including the ability to inhibit inflammation following tissue damage, to secrete growth factors that aid in tissue repair, and to differentiate into many cell types including neural cells, bone cells, fat cells and cartilage. MSCs are increasingly being utilized in regenerative medicine for a wide range of conditions including heart and kidney disease, ALS, wound healing and autoimmune diseases. Cryo-Cell's cord tissue banking service processes, tests and cryopreserves these cells for potential future therapeutic use. Since many cutting edge new studies show that regenerative medicine is most effective with a mix of stem cell types (simulating the team work taking place within our organs and tissues), Cryo-Cell stores the umbilical cord tissue in its entirety to preserve all its cell types to maximize donors’ future health options.

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