Drool Baby Expo: Cord Blood Registry Spotlight
How Awesome Are Newborn Stem Cells?
With so much to think about when expecting a new baby, whether to preserve your baby’s newborn stem cells from their cord blood and cord tissue might seem like just one more thing to add to the list. Parents often have a lot of questions about why they should save their baby’s newborn stem cells, what these powerful cells can be used for, and what they should look for in a cord blood and cord tissue bank.
- Why should I store my baby’s newborn stem cells?
Both cord blood and cord tissue are rich sources of newborn stem cells. Stem cells are the body’s “master cells,” helping to build organ tissues, blood, and the immune system. Cord blood predominantly contains hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), which form the blood and immune systems. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can form bone, cartilage, and tissue cells and are predominantly found in the cord tissue. Stem cells can heal the body and promote recovery. They also offer an enormous amount of therapeutic potential.
- What are newborn stem cells used for?
Cord blood has been used for stem cell transplants for over 30 years. Stem cell transplant is an FDA approved treatment over 80 conditions, including certain blood and immune disorders, several types of cancers, and inherited metabolic disorders.
Newborn stem cells are also being researched in an exciting new area called regenerative medicine. It’s all about establishing normal function in the body through gene therapies, tissue engineering, and cell-based therapies. Newborn stem cells are being evaluated in clinical trials to one day treat conditions like cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, acquired hearing loss, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and diabetes. These therapies are still experimental, and there is no guarantee that treatments will be available, but newborn stem cells are already being studied in 500+ clinical trials for regenerative medicine uses.1,2
- Why should I choose CBR?
Since 1992, more families have chosen CBR than any other bank. To date, we have stored over 900,000 samples and counting.
If you would like to learn more about these powerful newborn stem cells and receive special event-only pricing - Visit CBR’s booth during the Virtual Drool Baby Expo on March 7th .
- Verter F, Couto PS, Bersenev A. A dozen years of clinical trials performing advanced cell therapy with perinatal cells. Future Sci OA. 2018;4(10):FSO351. doi:10.4155/fsoa-2018-0085. 2. www.clinicaltrials.org