The power to heal
Nothing is more important than protecting the health of your family. A healthy future starts with saving – or "banking" – your newborn's cord blood stem cells. It's a one-time opportunity that can change or even save a life.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are the building blocks of the body, and have the ability to create our organs, blood, tissue, and the immune system. Stem cells can be found in places like bone marrow and fat tissue, but the youngest, most flexible stem cells in the body come from the umbilical cord.
After your baby is born, the cells that remain in the cord blood are easy to collect and may be lifesaving one day.
What is Cord Blood?
Cord blood is the blood in your newborn’s umbilical cord. It contains powerful stem cells that have been used to regenerate healthy blood and immune systems in more than 25,000 transplants worldwide.30
Unique: Your baby's stem cells are unique. Plus, they're pristine, more flexible and easier to collect. 35
Powerful: They’re used to treat many life-threatening diseases, including anemia, leukemia and certain other cancers. They’ve also shown in laboratory studies the potential to heal serious conditions like autism.
Smart: They "know" how to find injured cells and tissue in the body and initiate a healing process.
Stem cell uses continue to grow and evolve, bringing new hope to families. Cord blood stem cells have been used to treat more than 80 diseases and are currently being evaluated for their ability to help the body heal from certain conditions that have no cure.
Simple, Safe, Painless
You only have one chance to collect and store your baby’s newborn stem cells – immediately after birth. After the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut, the remaining blood in the umbilical cord is drawn into a collection bag.
It’s important to make a decision about saving or donating well before your due date. If you choose to do nothing, your baby’s cord blood will be discarded as medical waste.
Cord blood stem cells are not embryonic stem cells. Collecting, storing, and using them is not controversial.