Umbilical cord blood stem cells (UCB) are true all-rounders. They have been used to treat patients with unmet medical needs. This type of stem cells is considered as one of the alternatives to reduce the risk for premature death from critical illnesses. Let’s hear from people with direct experiences sharing the main reasons why collecting umbilical cord blood stem cells are valuable.
1. Collection and banking Umbilical cord blood stem cells for future use
Umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells play an important role in the treatment of blood-related diseases. However, the main problem of treating blood diseases is the cell compatibility which is similar to receiving blood from other people; blood type and compatibility need to be checked. As for UCB-derived cells, using the patient’s own stem cells, called “autologous transplants”, are promptly available when needed. At present, several blood diseases are considered as critical diseases, every minute counts. Therefore, cord-blood banking is very important to be done and prepared for any future emergencies.
2. Umbilical cord blood stem cells help reduce risks of more than 80 life-threatening diseases
Genetic blood disorders are considered serious diseases with few treatment options. Some medication can cause severe side effects which could result in high mortality rate. Therefore, the main reasons many people collect and bank stem cells from umbilical cord blood are to safeguard their loved ones and make sure they do not suffer from other forms of treatment.
3. Breakthrough innovation of umbilical cord blood transplantation
To date, the innovation of umbilical cord blood stem cells for therapeutic use has made significant progress after the first successful use for a stem cell transplant to treat only blood diseases 10 years ago. Umbilical cord blood stem cells are now being studied as an alternative treatment for other diseases as well such as type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes where they can help repair wounds and nervous system.
4. The priceless value of umbilical cord blood stem cell banking
Although the cost of umbilical cord blood banking is reasonably high, the value of it is priceless as there are various life-threatening diseases which can be treated by umbilical cord blood stem cells. Because we cannot predict what will happen to us in the future. So, no matter how much money we have, we cannot go back in time and redo it.
5. Benefits of umbilical cord blood-derived stem cells for the entire family
Umbilical cord blood stem cells not only are used for the children themselves but also potentially used by the immediate family members. Besides treating blood-related diseases, these stem cells can also be used to treat the family member’s degenerative diseases. Therefore, collecting and banking UCB-derived stem cells can provide peace of mind for you and your family in the future.
6. The demand of umbilical cord blood stem cells is continuously increasing
Stem cells isolated from umbilical cord blood have been used to treat different kinds of diseases apart from blood-related diseases, including diabetes, strokes, etc. To date, Thailand is among the countries in Asia with a high prevalence of diabetes and strokes; therefore, there is an increased chance of using UCB-derived stem cells for the treatment of these diseases in the coming years.
7. High standard process of umbilical cord blood stem cell banking
Safety is considered an important aspect of umbilical cord blood stem cell banking process. At present, UCB-derived stem cell collection and banking is of a high standard with international accreditations and certifications. Therefore, you can rest assured that once frozen, your stem cells can be stored for decades.
8. We cannot turn the clock back – Protect your future health with umbilical cord blood stem cell banking
Collection of umbilical cord blood stem cells takes place shortly after birth. As stem cells from umbilical cord blood have the ability to differentiate into various cell types and tissues; therefore, they can be used for treating various critical diseases. It is the reason why collecting cord blood stem cells is particularly important because there is only one opportunity to collect them immediately after birth unlike other types of stem cells.
These are the main reasons why many families have trusted Stem Cell for Life Company Limited to bank their children’s umbilical cord blood stem cells with us. We promise we will do our best to take good care of your future and provide you with the highest quality and most reliable service.