Mom Says It’s Good to Share With Others
Whether it’s for your family, or someone in need, saving this precious gift is the right thing to do.
In the past, doctors would throw away a baby’s umbilical cord as medical waste. But now you have an incredible opportunity to save this powerful, natural resource that could one day help your child, their siblings, their grandparents—even yourself. Currently, cord blood is being used to treat over 80 life threatening diseases, and medical researchers are looking to see if cord blood can help with diabetes, autism, cerebral palsy and other degenerative diseases.
We provide you a safe and non-invasive way to take part of this new, and proven, modern medicine opportunity. Collecting your baby’s umbilical cord usually only takes a few minutes after you give birth, and it will not interfere with your birth plan. Your partner will still have the opportunity to cut the umbilical cord if they desire, and then your doctor will take care of the rest. Your baby will not undergo anything different than what happens during a delivery where the umbilical cord is not being saved.
There are two ways we can help you save a life with your baby’s umbilical cord. You can save your baby’s umbilical cord for your family in our private facility. Or you can donate your baby’s umbilical cord for someone in need or for medical researchers to find new cures using stem cells from the cord blood and cord tissue.
Freezing and storing your baby’s umbilical cord in our private bank provides a type of “health insurance” for your child, his or her siblings, yourself and your parents that you cannot get anywhere else.
- The powerful stem cells in the umbilical cord could one day lead to helping not only your baby, but also that child’s siblings, yourself or your parents.
- Studies have shown family members needing to undergo a stem cell transplant have more success if that transplant comes from another family member.
- Collecting, processing and storing cord blood gives you peace-of-mind knowing a potentially life-saving tool is ready for you to use whenever, and if ever, you might need it.
People who have a family history of diseases, that can be treated with stem cell transplants, should consider this option. People also choose to privately bank their newborn’s cord blood in case their child, or a sick family member, could be treated for certain cancers, blood disorders, metabolic disorders and/or immunodeficiencies.
Studies have shown family members needing to undergo a stem cell transplant have more success if that transplant comes from another family member, and that patient is less likely to develop Graft versus Host Disease (GVHD), where the body rejects the stem cell transplants.
With the advances in regenerative medicine, storing your child’s cord blood provides you and your family more protection.
How Cord Blood Can Help Your Family
As the only private cord blood banking system (family banking) within a nearly 500-mile radius of our laboratory in Springfield, Missouri, we provide peace-of-mind for families knowing that their baby’s valuable cord blood is safe and secure if their child and/or a family member develops a disease that requires a stem cell transplant.
How Cord Blood Can Help a Stranger
As a public cord blood bank, we are a research intensive facility dedicated to helping discover new cures for degenerative diseases. Thanks to so many people who have donated their child’s umbilical cord, thousands of lives have been saved.