THE BENEFITS OF THE STEM CELLS IN YOUR BABY’S UMBILICAL CORD

The umbilical cord is a connection between the fetus and the placenta. The components of the cord are umbilical arteries, vein, and jelly. The blood in the umbilical cord at birth is usually rich in stem cells. The stem cells are referred to as hematopoietic stem cells. These stem cells are capable of growing into different kind of blood cells; erythrocytes, leucocytes, and platelets. The umbilical stem cells have been useful in the treatment of many hematological and non- hematological diseases. They have also been very useful to researchers. The procedure of collecting the blood does not inconvenience the mother or the newborn in any way. However, they are extracted with the permission of the presence of the baby. In fact, this same blood is normally discarded as waste after delivery.

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How Long Can Cord Blood Be Stored?

Over the decades since, we have demonstrated efficient cell recovery at 5 years (5), 10 years (6), 15 years (7), and most recently 23.5 years (8) after the cells were frozen in cryopreserved form. The accuracy of these tests rests on the fact that we have had continuous custody of these cells, and we have performed their post-thaw analysis with the same tests as their pre-freeze measurements. 

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Could blood from babies’ umbilical cords rejuvenate our grandparents’ brains?

Even without diseases like Alzheimer’s and other dementia, human brains experience deterioration that inevitably comes with aging. One of the areas most affected is the hippocampus, a small region deep inside the brain that helps us remember our experiences. As we age, new cells aren’t as plentiful there, making it more difficult to remember and learn. Scientists hope that targeting this degeneration will help brains stay healthier longer. Mice suffer the same neurological consequences of aging. And in a new study, scientists at Stanford were able to reverse some signs of aging and improve memory and cognition using injections of umbilical cord blood from humans. 

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Stem Cells: The Miraculous Blood In Your Baby’s Umbilical Cord

The stored stem cells aren’t just reserved for your baby and can be used for other siblings or close family members. This is because cord blood doesn’t require perfect matching, which means you have more donor options should you require them.
There is no question that my husband and I are storing these stem cells to ensure we are giving our child the best possible start in life by having a backup plan to mitigate health issues in the unfortunate event illness strikes.

 

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Stem cells from umbilical cord blood may help treat eczema

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A new study suggests that treatment with stem cells from umbilical cord blood might be an effective therapy for patients with moderate-to-severe eczema, or atopic dermatitis. For the clinical trial, 34 patients were randomly assigned to receive a low dose or high dose of the cells subcutaneously. Fifty five percent of patients who received the high dose showed a 50% reduction in what’s known as the Eczema Area and Severity Index score at week 12.

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