If you have made the decision to save your child’s umbilical cord blood, then the next step is to find a reliable and reputable cord blood bank. Choosing the right cord blood bank is very important because they are handling a biological asset that may someday save your child’s life.
Some of the reasons why you should always use a reputable provider include:
1. Your child’s stem cells are extremely valuable
The stem cells found in umbilical cord blood are used to treat almost 80 different life-threatening diseases including various forms of cancer, auto-immune diseases, blood disorders and metabolic disorders.
Researchers believe that stem cells may be used to treat many more illnesses and injuries in the future including heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, spinal injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and much more.
Preserving your child’s stem cells gives them access to a priceless biological resource which may someday save their life. You should not trust such a valuable asset with a second-rate cord blood bank.
2. The stem cells may be in storage for a very long time
Cord blood stem cells may be in storage for many years before being used. Your child may not suffer from an illness that requires stem cell therapy for 10 or 20 years.
As more stem cell treatments are developed, the chances of your child requiring their cord blood stem cells also increase. It is important to find a provider who is stable, has been in business for many years and has a strong track record for storing stem cells over long periods.
3. It is important that the stem cells remain viable
Stem cells must be processed and stored in a very specific way to remain viable. After the birth of your child, the umbilical cord blood must be extracted and packed appropriately before being quickly being transported to the laboratory for processing. The stem cells must be processed according to very strict guidelines and stored in a cryogenic system with various contingency plans in place.
If the cord blood is transported too slowly, not processed correctly, or not stored correctly, the sample may be severely damaged. In some cases, parents have only discovered that the sample is not viable years later when their child desperately needed it. You can increase the safety of the sample by using a reputable cord blood bank provider that is experienced and fully licensed.
Mycord provides the best in class cord blood and tissue preservation. We focus on improving health, wellness, and quality of life for families who choose to bank with us. We are operating within this industry for quite some time & have developed strict procedures for handling cord blood banking. We offer excellent storage facility with best in class infrastructure managed by an expert team to let you ensure that your baby’s cord blood stem cells are in safe hands.