Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

When you decide to have your children's umbilical cord stem cells collected there can be some advantages. This process doesn't in any way hurt the mother or the baby and under normal circumstances would simply be discarded and become biological waste. The umbilical cord has hematopoietic stem cells that are a lot like what is found in bone marrow. This means it can be used to generate red blood cells and other cells that are useful for the immune system. Here we'll help you see the advantages of umbilical cord stem cells.

Special Properties And Advantages

If the unimaginable were to happen and you needed the stem cells for certain medical therapies then having them saved could be life-saving. One of the advantages of these cells is the fact that characteristically, they are perfect and consistent. They are from your baby and are as individual and unique as that baby's fingerprints and personality.

The cells themselves, because taken from a newborn, have not been damaged by the environment or by the aging of the body. They are by and large, unpolluted, typically free of bacteria and viruses, and highly viable. Because of this pristine condition they can divide at a very fast rate.

These stem cells are especially adaptive. They are able to become a variety of types based on their particular potential. The youngest stem cells are always more capable than others. This is demonstrated by the fact that children will typically heal faster than someone who's much older.

There are research studies that have found that there are certain diseases that are age-related and only happen when stem cells get to be too old. At that stage, they divide less and sometimes they don't divide it all. This means they are unable to cause the regeneration process to start and they are unable to repair. The use of young stem cells is considered far more favorable.

How Can Stem Cells Be Kept?

When the stem cells are taken from the umbilical cord they are then frozen. At 180 degrees Celsius, the aging process stops. When they are thawed at a later time these stem cells are still young. This means that they divide quickly and they remain viable even after several decades. This means that they are genetically perfect for that person even when they reach old age.

These frozen stem cells that are thawed offer the advantage of not having gone through any mutations or had the chance to develop any kind of diseases and they have not aged. If stem cells are extracted from bone marrow or elsewhere from an aged person then those stem cells will simply not be as viable and useful as the ones that were taken from the umbilical cord. These facts set these stem cells apart from any others.

How Complicated Is The Process?

When you have this process done there's no risk to you and there's no risk to your child. In fact, you likely won't even notice that it was done except the fact that you gave your permission. Once the umbilical cord is cut it is then punctured so that the stem cells can be collected. The usual amount is around 200 ml. The blood that is collected will also have stem cells four blood vessels, connective tissues, and other uses. The hematopoietic stem cells are especially large and highly useful if your baby later develops any blood anomalies. They can also be used if your baby ever needs to have chemotherapy treatment or develops leukemia.

These stem cells have been used for infantile brain damage, juvenile diabetes, and anemia. They are used for immune deficiency and the regeneration of the immune system. This is a life-long insurance policy for your child. The process allows the stem cells to be durable for an entire lifetime. 

Four Reasons You Should Have Your Child's Stem Cells Stored

  1. When preserved at this early stage they do not develop any age-related issues. They easily maintained vital properties.
  2. A person's body easily tolerates these because it came from them. They fully match the person's individual characteristics.
  3. When it comes to regenerative medicine there are very few situations where no rejection occurs. This is that exception. That is one of the reasons it's so advantageous.
  4. As well as saving your child well into the future it can also be used to save their siblings as well. This means that this bank of stem cells may save other members of your family also. 

Summing It Up

When you act with the foresight of taking advantage of your infant's umbilical cord stem cells you could be preparing for anything that life throws at you where your child is concerned. It may also come to pass that those stem cells not only could save that child but also your other children. When they are siblings it may be viable for them to use the stem cells as well.

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