Why bank cord blood?
Cord blood is a rich source of haematopoietic stem cells, which are used in transplant medicine to treat many life-threatening diseases, such as leukemia and other cancers.
Cord blood banking is the collection, processing, cryopreservation and long term storage of cord blood stem cells at temperatures below minus 150 deg C. These stem cells, if correctly processed and stored, will remain viable almost indefinitely and can be “thawed” and transfused to treat diseases many decades into the future.
Cord blood banking provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collect and save the stem cells from your baby's umbilical cord blood for potential medical uses in the future.
Banking your baby’s cord blood should be seen as an insurance policy for your child. Thankfully, the chances of your child developing a condition that would require a stem cell transplant are small, but should your child ever require a transplant of stem cells to treat a specific illness, cord blood saved with Cryosite will be immediately available and is a perfect match for them.
Many parents see the storage of their baby’s cord blood as a worthwhile investment and the knowledge that their child’s stem cells are stored and readily available makes their decision to store their baby’s cord blood a highly satisfying one.
Cryosite pioneered private cord blood banking in Australia, and since 2002 we have continuously provided this service to parents in our own TGA licensed laboratories. More information about Cryosite.
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